Resources

Case study
9 November 2021

Whistles wanted to approach durability across different aspects of the business, having identified that making garments last longer was important to its customers, the brand and the environment. WRAP and Whistles looked at opportunities to improve the durability of clothing by ensuring customers have a positive experience when visiting Whistles stores, using the website, and when taking their clothes home.

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

Transforming City FOod hAbits for Life

This initiative was led by Resource London - the partnership between WRAP and London Waste & Recycling Board - together with Groundwork London. The organisations won a bid to the LIFE programme of the European Commission to deliver the €3.2million initiative in London, which acted as a test bed for other European cities.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • TRIFOCAL
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
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
Case study
22 June 2017

F&F has made a conscious decision to be more sustainable, integrating durability into its working practices, from product design to its end of life. WRAP has been working with F&F to help make clothes look as good as new, for longer.

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

ASOS identified a potential risk in the product durability of blind felled hems on tailored trousers due to hem failure, i.e. falling after washing or wearing. WRAP worked with ASOS to trial a bonding seal on both menswear and womenswear tailored trousers. 

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

Ted Baker is taking steps to make positive long-term impacts on the durability of its clothing. By reviewing the critical paths for design and development up to production, Ted Baker saw an opportunity to refine part of its quality management process to quickly identify high-risk fabrics.

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

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
Case study
29 November 2016

A suite of communications materials aimed at increasing re-use of textiles and bulky waste is now available following pilots with six local authority and third sector partnerships.

Initiatives:
  • Reuse and refill
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Re-use & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
9 May 2016

This report details the outcomes of a research project to understand and identify emerging and commercially viable de-labelling or de-branding technologies for corporate-wear.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Re-use & recycling
  • SCAP 2020
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Case study
4 May 2016

This set of reports and case studes details materials flows, branded workwear, feedstock and values, and washing and drying looks at the opportunities available for market development, recovery and re-use of textiles.

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Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Case study
3 March 2015

The production, use and disposal of clothes has a significant environmental impact. After transport, utilities, construction, and food, the clothing industry represents the fifth-biggest environmental footprint of any UK business sector. 

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Textiles 2030
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • Non-governmental organisations