The Textiles 2030, the initiative of WRAP, is the most ambitious ten-year program for clothing and textiles in the world’, with established high-street brands such as M&S, Next, ASOS, Boohoo and Primark has signed up to this vital agreement. The Textiles 2030: UK Sustainable Textiles Action Plan urges businesses to help change clothes and homeware for good and halve their climate impact in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The Textiles 2030 Roadmap states what signatories must do to deliver the targets, with key outcomes by the end of 2022, 2025, and 2030. These environmental targets include:
• Cut carbon by 50%, sufficient to put the UK textiles sector on a path consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5°C, in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change and achieving Net Zero by 2050 at the latest.
• Reduce the aggregate water footprint of new products sold by 30%
Roadmap ambitions for circular textiles, which partner signatories will join forces to achieve:
• Design for Circularity: agree on good practice principles, including durability, recyclability, use of recycled content, and minimizing waste, and implement them as appropriate to their business model and customer base, to lower the impact of product placed on the market in the UK
• Implement Circular Business Models: pilot reuse business models as appropriate to their product ranges, share learning and develop large-scale implementation to extend the lifetime of clothing in the UK – and decouple business growth from the use of virgin resources
• Close the Loop on Materials: set up partnerships to supply and use recycled fibers for new products, accelerating the commercialization of fiber-to-fiber recycling in the UK