WRAP is leading on a week of action to mark the end of its first ever sustainable clothing initiative, SCAP 2020, to celebrate its achievements, and to raise awareness of what the industry needs to do next.
The climate is at a tipping point and the fashion and textiles industry have a huge role to play in reducing emissions and working towards net-zero by 2050.
Textiles 2030 is leading the way in the UK – with over 92 organisations committed to reducing their carbon footprint by 50%, and their water footprint by 30%, by 2030.
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What do our signatories say?
“As a key pillar of New Look’s transformation strategy, we are constantly striving to make meaningful changes to our business operations and products to make them more sustainable. We recognise that textile waste is a huge issue in our industry and one that has grown considerably over the recent years. Whilst there is no single solution to the problem, we believe that, by bringing together stakeholders from across different industries, together we can make the progress we need to help drive circularity within the fashion industry. Joining Textiles 2030 has enabled us to do just that and we are excited to be in a position to help lead the charge and shape the industry to become more sustainable.”
Sue Fairley, Head of Sustainability Sourcing and Quality, New Look.
“The Sustainable Clothing Action Plan has been a great initiative to encourage retailers to cut the carbon impact of the garments they sell, reduce their water footprint, and reduce waste. This voluntary initiative has incentivised major fashion retailers to implement new processes to meet challenging environmental targets. The BRC and its members are now focused on building on its work through collaboration in the BRC’s Climate Roadmap and WRAP’s Textiles 2030 initiative, to help bring the retail industry to Net Zero by 2040.”
Nadiya Catel-Arutyunova, Sustainability Policy Advisor at the British Retail Consortium
“Nathan’s Wastesavers have been involved with SCAP2020 since the very start and this initiative gave us great insight into our working practices which affected our carbon footprint, seeing this information first hand enabled us to look at improving our collections and processing methods resulting in less waste and water. Being part of TRIL (Textile Recycling International) and fully committed to being a partner of Textiles 2030 as a group the need for us to continue our efforts to ensure the circularity of textiles can be achieved and through new projects within the group on reducing waste and investing in new technologies for recycling, it truly is exciting times ahead.”
Peter Page, National Recycling Manager, TRIL
"NEXT is proud to be part of Textiles 2030, to support our approach in making a sustainable difference that can be measured and importantly sustained to deliver a reduction in impacts as well as work to embed circularity within our business. As a Textiles 2030 founding partner and a signatory to the predecessor Sustainable Clothing Action Plan, we recognise the value in collaboration with industry partners, sustainability experts as well as academics and government to drive real change to achieve the aims of the commitment and deliver more than any brand could achieve alone. This includes developing real solutions to drive circularity through product design and customer engagement to really close the loop and reuse products or their materials again and again."
Joanne Poynor, Head of Product Legislation and Sustainable Development at Next
"We are really proud to be founding signatories of Textiles 2030. At Ted, our Scope 3 emissions make up the largest part of our entire footprint. To ensure we make impactful change across our supply chain we need to make significant changes across our operations and ways of working. In order to get there, we believe collective change is the most powerful way to make a meaningful impact. Through the Textiles 2030, we have access to tools which will support us in achieving our climate goals."
Cat Lee, Ethics, Sustainability & Communities Lead, Ted Baker