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What do our pioneer signatories say?

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Being part of this agreement enables the Textiles Recycling Association to influence important interventions along the entire UK supply chain and ultimately will help to deliver a truly sustainable and circular economy for the industry

Alan Wheeler, Director

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We want to make a sustainable difference rather than deliver ad-hoc activity that can’t be measured and sustained over time, and that’s where Textiles 2030 is uniquely placed to help us embed circularity at the heart of our business.

"We can’t deliver circularity alone and whilst it is a global issue, product design, customer engagement and closing the loop requires UK action. We want to make a sustainable difference rather than deliver ad-hoc activity that can’t be measured and sustained over time, and that’s where Textiles 2030 is uniquely placed to help us embed circularity at the heart of our business."

Joe Little, F&F (Tesco) Head of Sustainability

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As part of this initiative we will be working with other stakeholders, WRAP and the supply chain to ensure that 50% of post-consumer material goes back into new garments and textiles, driving the agenda forward to reduce climate change and reduce our emissions to the environment, and improving the circularity of materials handling and reprocessing.

"Suez has been working on many material streams over the recent past, looking to increase circularity, improve harvesting and capture, and drive recycled content in new product. We are proud to be involved as a founding partner of Textiles 2030

As part of this initiative we will be working with other stakeholders, WRAP and the supply chain to ensure that 50% of post-consumer material goes back into new garments and textiles, driving the agenda forward to reduce climate change and reduce our emissions to the environment, and improving the circularity of materials handling and reprocessing.

We’ll be working closely with our customers and sharing our experiences to improve the UK’s ability to hit tough targets for the recycling, repair and remanufacturing of textiles here in the UK." 

Dr Adam Reed, External Affairs Director

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As a founding partner our pledge remains as high as ever to support WRAP with our group knowledge to ultimately deliver the sustainable goal we all wish to achieve.

"SOEX is delighted to commit to be a partner with WRAP for the 2030 sustainable textiles action plan. As a founding partner our pledge remains as high as ever to support WRAP with our group knowledge to ultimately deliver the sustainable goal we all wish to achieve.

Despite global challenges the SOEX commitment for textiles remains re-wear, re-use, recycle and research. This leading innovative approach sets us apart and we are confident that with the support of WRAP, solutions will be achieved."

Andy Haws, CEO

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Textiles represent the UK’s fastest growing household waste stream. Reuse and recycling plays a significant part in reducing the impact textile production and waste has on our environment.

"The Salvation Army cares passionately about the environment, people and society and we work with organisations, communities, and individuals who want to help shape the future. Textiles represent the UK’s fastest growing household waste stream. Reuse and recycling plays a significant part in reducing the impact textile production and waste has on our environment. In the last year alone, Salvation Army Trading Company collected over 50,000 tonnes of textiles, equating to the reuse and recycling of over 260 million individual items.

We all have an important and accountable role to play in a future circular textiles economy and as a signatory of the Textiles 2030 agreement, together we will achieve more."

Trevor Caffull, Managing Director

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John Lewis Partnership recognises the need for fast, effective, collaborative action on climate change, and a move towards a more sustainable, circular textiles industry.

"John Lewis Partnership recognises the need for fast, effective, collaborative action on climate change, and a move towards a more sustainable, circular textiles industry. We have committed to becoming an operational net zero carbon retailer by 2035, and to take a leadership role in the industry for take-back, re-use and sustainable or recycled raw materials. We are delighted to join Textiles 2030 as a founding partner to support our ambitious goals to reduce waste and increase the circularity of our textile products. We look forward to collaborating with colleagues across the UK textiles industry to learn, innovate and transform our sector."

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

"The British Retail Consortium supports Textiles 2030 as an important step towards decarbonising and accelerating change within the UK fashion industry. Alongside our Climate Action Roadmap, both will provide a comprehensive way forward for fashion retailers to deliver an ambitious target to tackle climate change ahead of the Government’s 2050 net zero target.

Industry-wide collaboration is essential if we are to make crucial, science-based progress to create a more circular economy and combat climate change."

Leah Riley Brown, Sustainability Policy Advisor

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We are delighted to be one of the founding signatories for the Textiles 2030 agreement and want to encourage others to join this cause so together we can build a more sustainable and circular UK textiles sector.

"It is vital that the textiles industry continues to improve its practices to help reduce the negative impact it can have on the environment.

Our 550 clothing and accessory shops across the country play an important role in the reuse cycle. Last year, by reselling preloved items and donated stock from our customers and brand partners we saved almost 15,000 tonnes of textiles from going to waste, while raising millions of pounds for life saving heart research.

But there’s more to do. We want to collaborate with other fashion and textile brands who can support the BHF’s vital work by donating their unwanted stock, helping reduce waste and ensuring a circular economy."

Dr Charmaine Griffiths, Chief Executive