In the first six months of its existence, Textiles 2030 has recruited over 92 signatories and affiliates, spanning brands, retailers, re-use and recycling organisations from across the fashion and textiles sector.  Textiles 2030 signatories already represent 62% of all clothing put on the market in the UK.  

This sector is at a pivotal point in history; businesses understand that things cannot continue as they are, and UK fashion and textiles knows that change needs to happen now to avoid catastrophic climate change. Textiles 2030 commits signatories to halving their carbon footprint; cutting their water consumption by 30% and accelerate and embed a circular economy by the end of this decade.

This report sets out the progress made so far in the first six months since Textiles 2030 launched. It highlights a new fashion and textiles vision for the UK industry and outlines what steps signatories have taken to deliver that vision.

Highlights

92
signatories
62%
of UK clothing market represented
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Roadmap to 2030 created

Textiles 2030 goals and ambitions are:

  • Cut carbon in line with a 1.5 degree warming

  • Cut water by 30%

  • Create and deliver a circular roadmap for textiles in the UK

“We want every clothing and textiles business in the UK to sign up to Textiles 2030. Through this initiative, I hope the UK will become a global leader in sustainable fashion and textiles, spearheading the way for the industry; demonstrating what can be achieved when we work together, and inspiring other nations to create similar initiatives.”

Rebecca Pow Environment Minister (2019-2021) Defra

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