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Case study
28 September 2018

Tamar Water Stewardship Business Board for Cornwall and Devon

Businesses are working at a catchment level in Devon & Cornwall through a business board initially chaired by South West Water (SWW). The Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) is providing technical support to the business board and BITC, due to their experience in catchment management, local project delivery and ability to connect the board to the Tamar Catchment Partnership.

BITC is engaging businesses with suppliers based within Devon and Cornwall and using the Tamar catchment as an initial exemplar, with a view to expand this across the region in due course.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Case study
13 March 2018

The Wye is one of the most significant and important rivers in the UK which is reflected in its EU designation as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). But the river and wider catchment are under significant pressure which are affecting the sustainability of the agriculture sector (soil loss & health) and the viability of the local economy (pollution impacting tourism and restricting development).

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Case study
13 March 2018

Spain is a major sourcing area for fresh produce and other commodities consumed in the UK, accounting for over 20% of our imports of fruit and vegetables. In a recent report published by The PRI and WWF, 12% of Spain’s cropland was found to be at high water risk, demonstrating that our reliance on Spanish products also exposes UK supply chains to some significant water risks.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Case study, Guide
26 January 2018

It’s simple – reducing the amount of food your manufacturing business throws away makes sense. Food waste takes many forms, yet it all has a value.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Case study
2 October 2017

Through consultation with industry it has been identified that many business working in the food supply chain understand the concept of getting more value from food waste or valorisation. These case study examples bring adding value to life.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Case study
2 October 2017

A key area of focus for WRAP’s Courtauld Commitment 2025 is to identify the best ways to recover products from food waste with the remaining wastes still being recycled in the most appropriate way.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
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
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
15 June 2017

Research from WRAP and other bodies has identified that the food and drink sector faces increasing challenges to food system resilience such as changing climate and weather patterns, competition for land, environmental regulations, pests and diseases, inadequate infrastructure and changing global consumption patterns.

Sustainable New Product Development (S-NPD) is the delivery of product innovation where additional criteria of sustainability are added at each of the stage gate processes to increase supply chain resilience and value for the customer.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service