Textiles 2030 will transform the way that the UK supplies, uses and disposes of clothing and textiles.

This ground-breaking initiative is bringing together organisations from across the clothing and textiles sector to collaborate on making rapid, science-based progress on climate action and on making the move to a more circular system.

17 businesses, representing more than half of UK clothing and textile sales, have already signed up to Textiles 2030, committing to reducing their carbon impacts by 50%, and water impacts by 30%; as well as working together to introduce more circular approaches to their business. 

This Roadmap guides signatories on what they can do to achieve these ambitious targets and sets out key milestones for 2022, 2025, and 2030.

Achieving the targets will be challenging and requires radical change, not just from not just from brand and retailer signatories but from our signatories across the textiles value chain, including textile collectors and recyclers, reuse organisations, technology innovators, sector organisations, academia and government.

The Roadmap aims to inspire the textiles businesses to work together collaboratively to reach the Textiles 2030 goals. Together we will test, learn, and adapt our approaches, and as we do, the Roadmap will adapt too. It is a live document which will evolve in future iterations as we learn what works and what actions we can take to have the biggest impact.

The Circularity Pathway

As part of the Roadmap, the Circularity Pathway provides more detail, specifically for signatories that want to take a leadership position, on how we will work together to develop and implement circular practices. To significantly reduce carbon impacts, signatories need to innovate and adapt core business practices, such as:

  • designing products to look good for longer and be recyclable
  • trialling reuse business models such as re-commerce, rental, and subscriptions
  • setting up partnerships to supply and use recycled fibres in new products

The Pathway provides a view of the activities and milestones needed to achieve the Textiles 2030 targets, and will be updated in the light of new evidence and progress.

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