Resources

Report
25 February 2021

WRAP has carried out research on the contribution resource efficiency can make to achieving climate change targets. It covers supply of and demand for materials and products in the UK economy, and also accounts for the trade with the rest of the world. Thus, it covers the contribution from UK territorial emissions and from emissions related to consumption of goods and services imported from abroad.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Reuse and refill
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
Sector:
  • National government and departments
Guide
4 February 2021

An introductory webinar on how textiles and fashion businesses can reduce the environmental footprint of the products they sell. 

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • Textiles 2030
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Report
13 January 2021

Launched in 2012, The Sustainable Clothing Action Plan 2020 Commitment (SCAP 2020) set out to cut carbon, water and waste by influencing product design and manufacture, re-use and recycling.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
  • Textiles 2030
  • ECAP
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Trade associations
Guide
11 September 2020

WRAP’s mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, resource-efficient economy through:

  • re-inventing how we design, produce and sell products
  • re-thinking how we use and consume products
  • re-defining what is possible through re-use and recycling
Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Global Plastics Pacts
  • Reuse and refill
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Food date labelling
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • Funding
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • TRIFOCAL
  • Refresh
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
  • Textiles 2030
  • ECAP
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • HWRCs & bring sites
  • Commercial waste
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Re-use
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
  • Market snapshots
  • Gate fees
  • UN SDG 12.5
  • Electricals
  • Product durability
  • Minimising product returns
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
23 June 2020

Increasing the utilization of clothing is a daunting challenge in a world of ‘fast fashion’ and accelerating consumption. Many companies have responded to market demand and competition by reinforcing and enabling ‘fast fashion’ trends. 

But simply selling more new clothes to meet demand in high consuming and fast-growing economies is unsustainable. It puts more pressure on natural and human resources that are already over exploited. It will mean even greater negative impacts on the environment and society. 

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
  • Textiles 2030
  • ECAP
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Guide
5 February 2019

Identification of and recommendations to overcome barriers to the development of post-consumer, closed loop clothing recycling in the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Report
18 December 2018

An update on progress in measuring footprint reduction associated with garments sold in the UK by SCAP 2020 (Sustainable Clothing Action Plan) signatories. The results show further progress towards the SCAP 2020 targets, with reductions in carbon and water footprints, and greater use of lower-impact fibres

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Report
17 July 2017

This report examines the environmental impact of the UK clothing industry. It highlights recent achievements in the sector, explores opportunities for businesses, and shares insights on consumer attitudes and behaviour toward clothing.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Case study
22 June 2017

WRAP worked with COS, which is part of the H&M group, to run extended wash test trials on four different menswear Merino wool jumpers, in order to review and assess the optimal care instructions to maximise the garments’ life. 

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Case study
22 June 2017

Through regular analysis of its products’ returns data, New Look identified above average levels of returns on womenswear stretch jeans due to button attachment failure. WRAP worked with New Look to review the testing process of womenswear stretch jeans to help improve their performance, extending the life of these products.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Guide
22 June 2017

The Sustainable Clothing Guide is a practical guide to help brands and retailers to enhance the durability and quality of the clothing they produce.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Design for extending clothing life
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Case study
22 June 2017

Working with WRAP, John Lewis identified an opportunity to improve fit consistency, and reduce sampling and product development lead times, for four core men‟s shirts. Bringing quality to life and encouraging sustainable living are core principles for John Lewis. The project aimed to facilitate 'right first time' sampling by creating a set of core blocks for four John Lewis bestselling men's shirts.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers