Resources

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
Guide
14 December 2016
This Guide is for anyone who needs to organise and manage textiles collections. It is not intended to be prescriptive, but is a guide of the issues to consider and the options available individually, or as a partnership, in relation to the procurement of textiles collections for re-use or recycling.
 
It helps local authorities and textiles collectors to operate effective and resilient collection arrangements that strike a balance between service costs and quality.
Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
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
Report
21 June 2016

This report explores case studies of new, innovative business models of clothing retailing which may be better suited to an economy where businesses and consumers are facing the impact of resource constraints and higher raw material costs.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Report
14 June 2016

This report looks at key developments in the markets for UK recovered textiles (clothing and non-clothing excluding carpets and mattresses), including trends in supply, demand and prices.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • SCAP 2020
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
10 May 2016

This report details research exploring how long people keep and regularly wear their clothes for.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
Report
10 May 2016

This series of guidance notes provides different audiences within product development teams (e.g. designers, buyers, retailers) advice on designing to improve clothing life.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Guide
10 May 2016

The Extending Clothing Life Protocol is a set of guides and principles to aid clothes designers and manufacturers in creating longer lasting clothing.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
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
Report
12 April 2016

The chart below shows the average value of recovered textiles exported from the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Report
12 April 2016

The chart below shows the growth in UK exports of reocvered textiles from 1996 to 2015 (based on annualised Jan-Nov data).

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
Sector:
  • Manufacturers