Textiles 2030™ is WRAP’s new ground-breaking, expert-led initiative, harnessing the knowledge and expertise of UK leaders in sustainability to accelerate the Textile industry’s move towards circularity and system change in the UK. With an official launch in April 2021, the new voluntary agreement builds on the learning and success of the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan 2020 (SCAP 2020) and aims to engage the majority of UK fashion and textiles organisations in collaborative action.

Implemented in

  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Sector of activity
Industrial Sector

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation

Start date
26/04/2020

Objectives

Textiles 2030 will be the most ambitious national voluntary agreement for clothing and other textiles in the world. The ten-year programme aims to transform UK clothing and home fabrics to reduce their impact on climate change. It will take the UK from a make-use-dispose culture to a circular one where goods are produced sustainably, used longer, and then re-used or recycled into new products. Central is the Target-Measure-Act approach, which requires clothing and textile businesses to set targets, measure their impact and track progress on both an individual business basis, and towards national targets and public reporting. In this way, Textiles 2030 will reduce carbon emissions and contribute towards wider sector targets under the BRC Climate Action Roadmap, the Paris Agreement and the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. Textiles 2030 targets: Cut carbon by 40-50%+ to align with Paris Agreement global target, cut water and create and deliver a circular textiles roadmap for the UK.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Outcome level

SCP monitoring and reporting

  • Launch of Textiles2030

Impact and Results

Textiles 2030 will engage brands and retailers, recycling and re-use organisations in collaborative action as ‘Partners’ in fast-tracking the UK Circular Economy and tracking their carbon footprint using our ready-made, science-based Carbon Footprint Tool. Innovators and groundbreakers will join to supercharge the collaborative pace of the circularity work. Fashion and textiles brands and retailers can sign up as ‘Member’ signatories and benefit from WRAP’s carbon footprint calculator tool to measure their GHG emissions. Whilst Researchers, Academics and Industry membership groups can join as ‘Affiliates’ to contribute their knowledge and expertise.

Textiles 2030 is funded by its’ signatories and government. Signatories will be in a position to contribute to national textiles policy discussions, responding to government proposals to shape Extended Producer Responsibility and other critical regulatory developments.

Next steps and how to get involved

For more information visit the Textiles 2030 website: https://wrap.org.uk/taking-action/textiles/initiatives/textiles-2030

For any queries, please contact textiles2030@wrap.org.uk