Life-Cycle Water Intensity Rate Summary: Evaluating Cotton-Based vs. Pürlin Man-Made Fiber Sheet Sets

May 3, 2019

There is great interest in evaluating products and processes for their contribution to a more sustainable future and particularly as they might contribute to overall water efficiency. To assist this evaluation process, the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) has decided to retain third-party evaluators to assess the life-cycle water intensity rates associated with various products, practices, and processes and to prepare summary reports outlining their findings that can be posted on the AWE website and serve as important information for our members. This report compares the life-cycle water intensity rates associated with using cotton-based sheet sets vs. using 100% man-made fiber sheet sets – specifically Pürlin sheet sets – in the hospitality industry.  It is the first life-cycle water intensity report in what we hope will be a series.