Off the starting blocks
Through Textiles 2030, the whole system comes together. Our shared mission is to catalyse the fashion and textile industry’s transformation from linear to circular - drawing on the energy, experience, and innovation of all corners of the sector to drive this change forward.
In just over a year and a half since the inception of Textiles 2030, more than 110 businesses and organisations, representing over 62% of all clothing products placed on the UK market, have signed up to come on this journey with us. Together we have committed to:
Measurement and innovation are core to delivering on these targets, and in line with our Roadmap ambitions, we have been working with signatories to gather the evidence and collect the data needed to inform our understanding of where the industry is at now, at the beginning of the agreement.
A tale of two halves
Our Textiles 2030 Annual Progress Report 2021/22 sets out the baseline for Textiles 2030, based on our signatories’ combined carbon and water footprints in 2019 and shares the results from our signatories’ first year of reporting in 2021 – both of which are crucial for bringing to life the scale of the challenge we need to collectively overcome, enabling us to track progress over the next eight years and empowering signatories to carry out action in the right places.
Highlights from the data:
The data makes it clear that the industry needs to address the issue of production and consumption as a matter of urgency. The case for circular business is clear and it offers so much opportunity for the sector to do what it does best, to get creative, to unlock innovation and to set new trends that prioritise people and planet. But we need to see a huge increase in the pace and scale of innovation and collaboration on our pathway to circularity if we’re to realise our climate targets.
Transformative action cannot happen alone
This necessary, and inevitable shift to a circular textiles economy cannot be led by our signatories alone. There is a role for every UK fashion and textiles organisation within Textiles 2030 and we need all businesses to step up and join us in collaborative climate action.
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