What is SCAP 2020?
An industry-led action plan
SCAP successfully brought together fashion retailers, charity retailers and textile recyclers to reduce the impacts of clothing consumed in the UK.
From 2012 to 2020 our pioneering industry-led action plan delivered positive environmental and economic outcomes for forward-looking UK fashion and textiles organisations.
WRAP has convened working groups, helped signatories identify improvement actions, set targets, measured and verified progress and shared expertise and best practice, enabling a significant proportion of the UK textiles industry to reduce the carbon, water and waste impacts of clothing products.
The guidelines, support and tools that SCAP provides makes it a great place for any brand starting their sustainable journey.
SCAP 2020 Final report
“In nine years, we have led the way in sustainable clothing and textiles; providing the evidence base and tools to enable businesses large and small to target, measure and act.”
Marcus Gover, WRAP
Coming to the end of an 8 year initiative
SCAP 2020 - Progress and achievements
The 2019 data showed the SCAP 2020 initiative exceeded its target of reducing water use and was on track to meet its 2020 carbon targets.
SCAP Signatories and Supporters
Who's signed up?
Over 90 organisations representing more than 48% of UK retail clothing sales made the voluntary SCAP Commitment to collectively reduce the impacts of their products. See who made the commitment.
SCAP signatories were industry leading fashion brands, retailers, manufacturers, local authorities, recycling, re-use and waste management companies
SCAP supporters were trade associations, academic organisations, researchers, innovators, charities and campaigning groups.
The SCAP 2020 Commitment
Between 2012 and 2020 the SCAP industry targets were to achieve:
What's next for sustainable fashion in the UK?
Join us on the next journey
Building on the foundations the SCAP initiative, join us on the next stage of the journey with the sector's newest voluntary agreement - Textiles 2030.
Develop a UK focused, science-based climate strategy with the support and expertise of WRAP working alongside like-minded and progressive industry colleagues.
Keep on top of new developments with the fashion and textiles business briefing.
How to take action in your organisation?
Knowledge and expertise
The clothing knowledge hub
New initiatives, processes and technologies which can reduce the environmental impact of clothing
European Clothing Action Plan
The European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP) took the principles of the successful UK Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), alongside other successful European programmes, to help develop a pan-European framework to deliver a more sustainable clothing sector. Discover the many free resources available.
Explore our latest research
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.
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