Textiles 2030

Textiles 2030

What is Textiles 2030?

A new ground-breaking, expert-led initiative

Textiles 2030 is WRAP’s new ground-breaking, expert-led initiative, harnessing the knowledge and expertise of UK leaders in sustainability to accelerate the whole fashion and textiles industry’s move towards circularity and system change in the UK.

With an official launch in April 2021, the new voluntary agreement builds on the learning and success of the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP 2020) and aims to engage the majority of UK fashion and textiles organisations in collaborative climate action.


Hosted by WRAP CEO, Marcus Gover, and featuring an expert panel including Baroness Lola Young, and Environment Minister Rebecca Pow, the event will break into smaller sessions where you can network with our pioneering members and delve into the practicalities of being part of the initiative. 

Guest speakers include Marks and Spencer, Hirestreet and Thrift+, and Fashion Revolution.


Leading businesses for sustainability across clothing retail, supply, reuse and recycling, including SCAP signatories, will collaborate as ‘Partners’ on fast-tracking the UK Circular Economy

Other fashion and textiles Brands and Retailers can sign up as ‘Member’ signatories and benefit from WRAP’s support in achieving a ready-made, science-based, robust climate strategy and measuring their GHG emissions.

Innovators, Ground-breakers, Researchers, Academics and Industry membership groups can join as Affiliates to contribute their expertise.  

Textiles 2030 is a voluntary agreement, to be funded by its signatories and government. Signatories will collaborate on carbon, water and circular textile targets, and also contribute to national policy discussions with UK governments to shape Extended Producer Responsibility  and other critical regulatory developments.

Interested in taking part? Email us to get started. 

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What do our pioneer signatories say?

The British Retail Consortium supports Textiles 2030 as an important step towards decarbonising and accelerating change within the UK fashion industry. 


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Backed by government

The UK fashion and textile sector collaboration

Making rapid, science-based progress on circularity and climate action.

Textiles 2030 will help drive this transformation, to shift to greater circularity and innovation in the UK – and help in our mission to build back greener from the COVID pandemic.

Environment Minister Rebecca Pow

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Pioneer Partners, Members and Affiliates

Who’s signed up to transform UK textiles?

Brands and Retailers

Textiles 2030 partners and members

Re-use and recycling organisations


What are the targets?

Against a 2021 baseline, each signatory business placing products on the market will work towards the following 2030 targets*:

Reduce the aggregate greenhouse gas footprint of new products by 50%, sufficient to limit global warming to 1.5°C in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change and achieving Net Zero by 2050 at the latest

Reduce the aggregate water footprint of new products sold by 30%

Roadmap Ambitions for circular textiles

Partner signatories will work together to achieve the following:

  • Design for Circularity: agree good practice design principles, including durability, recyclability, use of recycled content and minimising waste, and implement them as appropriate to their business model and customer base, to lower the impacts of products placed on market in the UK
  • Implement Circular Business Models: pilot reuse business models as appropriate to their product ranges, share learning, and develop large-scale implementation to extend the lifetime of clothing in the UK – and decouple business growth from the use of virgin resources
  • Close the Loop on Materials: set up partnerships to supply and use recycled fibres for new products, accelerating the commercialisation of fibre-to-fibre recycling in the UK.

*Target definitions and values are subject to final agreement. Signatories will collaborate to agree milestones, metrics and targets to deliver the Circularity Ambitions and Roadmap, and work with Governments and other stakeholders.

A compelling case for action - The signatory commitment

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Retailer clothing take-back guide

New guidance designed to help retailers, brands and their re-use/recycling partners either set up from scratch, or improve on a clothing take-back scheme.

Read the guide

Collaboration and learning

The value of collaboration

The success of SCAP 2020 demonstrated the benefits of cross-sector collaboration over the eight years of the agreement, and it remains a central element of Textiles 2030.

This voluntary commitment allowed us to come together with industry peers and collectively we were able to access a vast pool of knowledge, experiences and resources to help retailers across the industry, including Primark, to improve its environmental footprint.

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Read more about the SCAP 2020 Commitment

The knowledge bank

WRAP’s knowledge bank has a vast resource of industry, consumer and academic research and information on textile use and technology. As we progress with this new initiative more resources and guides will be published to help textiles businesses develop a strategy and communications around climate action.

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