Resources charity WRAP will launch its Textiles 2030 programme on Monday (12 April), a voluntary initiative which will aim to “slash the impact” that textiles have on the environment.
On the launch day, WRAP will unveil the ‘Textiles 2030 roadmap’ which will include targets for water and carbon reduction.
This will sit alongside targets to ensure more clothes are sold for reuse then new and “more circular raw material is in new products than linear raw materials”.
More than 10 brands and retailers including John Lewis, M&S, Next and Primark have signed up to the agreement, as well as 20 textile reuse and recycling organisations.
Marcus Gover, WRAP’s chief executive said: “The UK Parliament has investigated the textiles sector twice in recent years and is now looking at UK fashion companies to act.
“Our research shows that consumers want sustainable clothes not disposable fashion. Textiles 2030 is about transforming textiles and creating a fashion sector fit for the future.