Activity-based Carbon Footprint Modelling (ACFM) for Intimate Apparels

Activity-based Carbon Footprint Modelling (ACFM) is a customised computer database system to dissert all carbon footprint generating activities into constituent modules, and to analyse and report carbon footprints of the most sought intimate apparel products. This innovative and practical approach will allow maximal flexibility and cost effectiveness in carbon footprint disclosure that fits the characteristics and demand of today’s intimate apparel industry. Significant carbon reduction opportunities can be identified for the development of low carbon competitive advantages.


The system widely covers 10 common production modes of the intimate apparel industry. Assisted by a comprehensive user manual, one could effectively manage carbon emission of each production activity.

10 common production modes of the intimate apparel industry:
  1. Fabric Knitting /Weaving
  2. Narrow Fabrics Manufacturing
  3. Fiberfil Manufacturing
  4. Fabric Dyeing & Finishing
  5. Fabric Printing & Finishing
  6. PU / Fabric Moulding
  7. Hook & Eye Tapes Manufacturing
  8. Wire Manufacturing
  9. Ring & Slide Manufacturing
  10. Garment Manufacturing

Industry benefit

  • In alignment with government regulations in carbon reduction
  • Better cost control and corporate efficiency
  • Easy calculation on carbon footprint of production activities
  • Enhance competitive advantage
  • Opportunity to reduce carbon emission of the entire supply chain


Technological breakthrough

The ACFM was developed in response to the need of the intimate apparel industry by professional system analysts and programmers. Comparing with Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach, the ACFM possesses the advantages of simple, user-friendly, maximal flexibility and cost effectiveness in carbon footprint disclosure that fits the demand of the industry today. It is an innovative and unique methodology that dissected all carbon footprint generating activity of manufacturing process into constituent modules, and then to model,gather, analyse and disclosure their activity-based carbon footprints.

Licensing Details

The technology will be disseminated through on-site coaching and software licensing.

The research deliverable is now open for licensing. For more details, please contact us. (Email:; Tel: (852) 2627 0180)

Related ITF project
Research Start Date 2012-07-01
Industry Partner
Clothing Industry Training Authority
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