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.
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.
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
British Heart Foundation
Cancer Research UK
East London Textiles
Textile Recycling International
Cookstown Textile Recyclers
SWD Premier Clothing Exports
Pink Elephant Group
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.
Backed by government
"I would like to see every CEO involved in this initiative"
Rebecca Pow, Environment Minister, DEFRA
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
Download your signatory pack
Find out more about the benefits of membership and targets relevant for your business.
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 water footprint of new products sold by 30%.
Through collaboration, create and deliver a UK-wide Roadmap for Circular Textiles.
Roadmap Ambitions for circular textiles:
Each signatory business will implement Roadmap actions towards the following Ambitions, which will help reduce waste and achieve the climate target:
- All products are designed and made to be circular (durable, recyclable and designing out waste)
- More circular raw material is in new products than linear raw material
- More products are sold for reuse in the UK than new.
*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.
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.
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.