Resources

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
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
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
Case study
15 June 2017

A new generation of sustainable products by design

80% of the environmental impacts of today’s products and services are determined at the early stages of product design and development.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld 2025
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Case study
14 March 2017

Five case studies highlighting waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collection trials. These tested options to increase the collection of WEEE for re-use and gain maximum value from it.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Re-use
  • Electricals
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Non-governmental organisations
Case study
25 January 2017

Built with support from WRAP, on behalf of the Government, the Biffa Polymers mixed plastics recycling facility was the first integrated washing and sorting facility in the UK specifically designed to recycle rigid mixed plastics packaging.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Case study
11 January 2017

Many businesses have taken steps to develop innovative partnerships to facilitate an increase in the amount of surplus food they redistribute. Here we highlight some examples.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
Case study
10 January 2017

The final report of achievements by signatories to the Hospitality and Foods Service Agreement (HaFSA).

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
  • National government and departments