Launched in 2012, the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan 2020 Commitment (SCAP) set out to radically reduce the carbon, water and waste impact of the UK clothing and textiles industry. At the time, the industry was crying out for a force which would unite brands and retail signatories with the charity sector and recyclers to tackle the environmental costs of clothing.
90 pioneering brands, retailers, re-use, and recycling organisations, academics and innovators came together to influence the way products were designed, manufactured, and re-used or recycled. Through collaboration, SCAP has provided the evidence base and tools to enable businesses to target, measure, and act to reduce their environmental impact
How SCAP performed
Signatories should be proud of the hard work undertaken to meet these targets. Whilst challenges remain to reduce the environmental impact of the industry, SCAP has paved the way for new ways of working which are still driving forward change.
The report shows actions undertaken by signatories to achieve the targets. It shares case studies and best practice, and highlights the learnings being taken forward into the next chapter; the bigger and more ambitious, Textiles 2030.
“In nine years, we have led the way in sustainable clothing and textiles; providing the evidence base and tools to enable businesses large and small to target, measure and act.”
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