Resources

Report
19 December 2019

The latest textiles market situation report highlights recent developments in the market for UK used textiles as well as key factors shaping the outlook for the sector.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
13 December 2019

This summary report explores the achievements of the four year ECAP (European Clothing Action Plan) project, part funded by EU LIFE.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • 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
12 October 2018

The estimated quantity of plastic packaging placed on the market & recycled from 2017 to 2025 and the probability of compliance with national and European recycling targets.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Material Recovery Facilities
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Packaging producers
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
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
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
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