Chinese apparel brand HOdo said it has produced and exported the country's first batch of clothing certified as carbon neutral, contributing to the creation of a sustainable clothing ecosystem.

The carbon emissions related to the production of the clothing, which includes over 11,000 pairs of swimming trunks exported to the United States, were offset by afforestation activities which help absorb carbon dioxide by generating a forest carbon sink, according to HOdo.

HOdo Group, the owner of the brand, said it began to artificially cultivate yew trees in East China's Jiangsu province in 1997 and now has the country's largest yew seedling base, consisting of more than 165 hectares of forest.