Resources to help you transform your business.
WRAP has a wealth of expertise, research, market reports, guidance, and data that are freely available for use by the fashion and textiles industry, technologists, academia and interested individuals.
You can use our resources to develop a climate action strategy, design lower impact products, understand citizen behaviour, implement new services, measure your footprint or charter your business’ course to more sustainable and circular practices.
Getting started in sustainable fashion and textiles
Everything you need to know about getting started in sustainable fashion and textiles - from regulation to measurement.
Textiles 2030 Roadmap
A Roadmap to guide the UK textiles sector on what it needs to do between now and 2030 to meet ambitious climate targets and transition to circularity.
Progress from our voluntary initiatives
Textiles 2030 Annual Progress Update 2022/23
Our Annual Progress Report for 2022/23 sets out what progress has been made in the second year of Textiles 2030 and where the challenges still lie.
Textiles 2030 Annual Progress Update 2021/22
Our Annual Progress Report for 2021/22 provides the baseline carbon and water footprints for Textiles 2030 and the results from year one of reporting.
Circular design resources.
Circular design toolkit for fashion and textiles
A toolkit to help businesses bring lower impact products to the marketplace.
Sustainable clothing guide
Simple steps your business can take to improve the durability of your products.
Extending clothing life protocol
Guidelines to help you develop and supply garments designed and manufactured for a longer life.
Design for extending clothing life
Product-specific guidance on extending clothing life for designers, buyers and retailers.
Introduction to recycled polyester
This bitesize guide is for brands looking to shift to more sustainable forms of polyester.
Introduction to more sustainable viscose
This bitesize guide is for brands looking to integrate more sustainable forms of viscose into products.
Introduction to more sustainable cotton
This bitesize guide is for brands looking to integrate more sustainable forms of cotton into products.
The impacts of wet processing: Pre-treatment
A summary of the key environmental impacts of common pre-treatment techniques.
The impacts of wet processing: Dyeing
A summary of the key environmental impacts of common dye techniques and lower impact alternatives.
The impacts of wet processing: Printing
A summary of the key environmental impacts of printing processes and techniques.
The impacts of wet processing: Finishing
A summary of the key environmental impacts of common finishing techniques and lower impact alternatives.
Circular business models resources.
Circular business models guide
Your step-by-step guide for launching a successful circular business model.
Retailer clothing take-back guide
Use this guidance to set-up or improve a clothing take-back scheme.
Changing our clothes report
Research to inform the adoption of new business models in the UK, USA and India.
Closing the loop resources.
Textiles Market Situation Report 2019
Find out about recent developments in the market for UK used textiles as well as key factors shaping the outlook of the sector.
Fibre-to-fibre recycling assessment
An economic and financial sustainability assessment of fibre-to-fibre recycling in the UK.
De-labelling branded corporate-wear for re-use
Research into de-labelling or de-branding technologies that might be used for end of life corporate-wear.
Composition of Collected Textiles in Wales Analysis
A composition analysis of textiles collected at the kerbside, from bring banks and in Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in Wales, and its suitability for re-use.
Policy and measurement resources.
Textiles Policy Options and Cost Benefit Analysis
Policy options and recommendations to reduce textile waste and the carbon emissions associated with the sector.
Textiles 2030 Footprint Tool
A Tool that can help organisations measure the impact of the textiles products they sell across their full lifecycle.
Case studies from other businesses.
F&F: Improving the durability of denim jeans
F&F developed Stay Black fabric for its womenswear jeans, so they stay black even after 20 washes.
New Look: Improving the durability of stretch denim jeans
New Look reviewed the testing process of its womenswear stretch jeans to help improve their performance.
ASOS: Durability of blind hems
ASOS trialed an improved construction technique on the blind hems of its tailored trousers to improve their durability.
COS: Extended wash test
COS ran extended wash test trials on different men’s Merino wool jumpers in order to review and assess optimal care instructions.
IKEA: Piloting take-back scheme
In this pilot, IKEA’s customers were able to bring any unwanted textiles to its Cardiff store to be re-used, repaired or recycled.
Rentez-Vous: Offering designer clothing rental
Rentez-Vous is making luxury fashion more attainable through its peer-to-peer and business-to-consumer fashion rental service.
Alexandra Wood Bespoke Tailoring: Filling gap in market
After identifying a gap in the market, Alexandra Wood Bespoke Tailoring expanded its offering to include suit rental and maintenance.
SATCoL: Sorting textiles for recycling
The Salvation Army Trading Company (SATCoL) is capturing unwearable clothing and textiles and sorting these by fibre type, blend and colour using its fibre-sort machinery.
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