Worn Again Technologies joins ambitious new climate action programme to transform UK fashion and textiles
We recently announced our participation as a founding Partner/Member signatory of Textiles 2030, a new collaborative voluntary agreement for the UK textiles sector.
Created and managed by WRAP, Textiles 2030 will be the most ambitious national voluntary agreement for clothing and other textiles in the world. The ten-year programme aims to transform UK clothing and home fabrics to reduce their impact on climate change.
Textiles 2030 will take the UK from a make-use-dispose culture to a circular one where goods are produced sustainably, used longer, and then re-used or recycled into new products. Central is the Target-Measure-Act approach, which requires clothing and textile businesses to set targets, measure their impact and track progress on both an individual business basis, and towards national targets and public reporting.
In this way, Textiles 2030 will reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions in line with the global goal of a 1.5°C trajectory, cut the water footprint of products and deliver a UK-wide circular textiles road map.
Ahead of its launch in 2021, WRAP ran a pre-launch campaign and organized a live webinar to introduce Textiles 2030 to the industry. It already secured major high-street names and sector bodies including British Retail Consortium, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Charity Retail Association, CTR Group, John Lewis Partnership, Next, Oxfam, Primark, Sainsbury’s, Salvation Army Trading Company, SOEX (UK), Suez, Ted Baker, Textiles Recycling Association and Tesco.
We welcome with enthusiasm this industry initiative, we look forward to collaborating with other leading businesses for sustainability across clothing and home textile retail, supply, re-use and recycling on fast-tracking the UK circular economy.
“With circularity still in its infancy, the need for a joined up and holistic approach, bringing together key stakeholders to co-develop the UK circularity roadmap is greater than ever. We’re extremely excited to see the nationally focused approach and vision of Textiles 2030 to facilitate and support the implementation of a circular textiles future in the UK.”
Cyndi Rhoades, Founder of Worn Again Technologies
For more information, please visit WRAP Textiles 2030
WRAP is an environmental charity that works with governments, businesses and individuals to ensure that the world’s natural resources are used sustainably. It’s the charity leading The UK Plastics Pact, a world first initiative, as well as Love Food Hate Waste, the Courtauld Commitment, Sustainable Clothing Action Plan and Recycle Now. WRAP works collaboratively and develops and delivers evidence-based, impactful solutions to reduce the environmental cost of the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the plastic packaging we use. Founded in 2000 in the UK, WRAP now works throughout the world and is a Global Alliance Partner of The Royal Foundation’s Earthshot Prize.
For more information, please visit www.wrap.org.uk