What's that? At Dayrize, the products we sell do less harm to the planet (and its people) than products you may find elsewhere.
Because of that, we calculate the environmental savings of every product we sell to celebrate how we can each make a difference by buying good from Dayrize.
How does it work?
When we calculate a product’s environmental savings it’s an estimate because supply chains and production processes are too varied to produce an exact number. “Listen, I just want to buy a t-shirt” you’re thinking. We get that.
So, we’ll keep this simple: if an average t-shirt is responsible for 10 kg CO2-emissions, and the t-shirt you buy from Dayrize is responsible for 8, then that’s an environmental savings of 2 kg CO2. Nice.
What do you compare?
We compare the water usage and CO2 emissions across every stage of a product’s life, all the way up until it is delivered to your doorstep. In technical terms, it’s called Cradle-to-Gate and there are four key product stages we consider: raw material sourcing and extraction, manufacturing, distribution, and packaging.
How do you make sure you’re comparing oranges to oranges?
A fair question — because fair is important here! There are two types of products we look at: products sold on Dayrize and conventional products sold elsewhere—we use the same assumptions and data for both. It is always possible that these assumptions may deviate from real-world perspectives, but we try to stick closely to international standards and agreements.
How do you select the conventional products?
The short answer? By doing a lot of reading. We selected the conventional products after an extensive literature review where we looked for studies that comply with the following rules:
Recent and trustworthy sources
Have the same scope
Fair representation of current standard practices
Ultimately, we selected a study by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), 2019 that looks into the typical environmental footprints of household goods in Europe. But we should note, not all product categories on Dayrize represent a single product (e.g. accessories). So, sometimes it is necessary to calculate savings based on the average for the product family and sometimes, even for the product theme. We’ll show you what we mean:
Product category level: indicative savings relative to average jeans
Product family level: indicative savings relative to average in clothing
Product theme level: indicative savings relative to average in fashion
Environmental savings is one more way to help you track your impact so you can see how small choices (like where you shop and what you buy) add up to make a big difference.
It also gives you one more reason to celebrate: by buying good you’re helping the planet with every purchase. (And we love reasons to celebrate!)