Resources

Report
31 March 2024

The 2024 Textiles Market Situation Report updates on the present state of the UK textiles market.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Kerbside collection
  • HWRCs & bring sites
  • Re-use
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
11 January 2024

This status report summarises the proliferation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) systems for the textiles waste stream. 

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Report
14 December 2023

Are people open to the idea of ecolabels?

This report looks at the role that eco-labelling could play in providing citizens with information on the durability, recyclability, and repairability of products, inclusive of home textiles, furniture, and electrical appliances. The research also explores people’s receptivity to using ecolabels, and ultimately, their potential for influencing the products we decide to purchase. 

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Collections & recycling
  • Re-use
  • Electricals
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • National government and departments
Report
6 November 2023
Initiatives:
  • Textiles 2030
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Report
17 July 2023

From new voluntary agreements in Colombia and Denmark to engaging citizens in 12 countries through Food Waste Action Week, our Annual Report gives an insight into what WRAP was busy working on in 2022/23. 

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Circular Economy Fund
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
  • Food and drink
  • Textiles
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
27 April 2023

In September 2022, WRAP commissioned online consumer research into the current attitudes and behaviours of UK citizens in relation to home textiles, including what’s influencing consumers to make a home textiles purchase, through what routes are they buying and disposing of home textile items and what are their in-use habits in relation to those items. 

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Textiles 2030
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
1 December 2022

WRAP’s work on textiles is focussed on improving the sustainability of products, and particularly on reducing the environmental impact of the full life cycle of products, from cradle to grave.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • Textiles 2030
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
1 December 2022

Off the starting blocks

Through Textiles 2030, the whole system comes together. Our shared mission is to catalyse the fashion and textile industry’s transformation from linear to circular - drawing on the energy, experience, and innovation of all corners of the sector to drive this change forward.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • Textiles 2030
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
7 November 2022

The potential impact of increasing online resale of products 

The Benefits of Reuse project was originally created in 2011 by WRAP to estimate economic, environmental and social indicators for re-use, for the first time. 

Our latest report conducted on behalf of eBay explores the potential role of reuse in helping people across the UK in the current cost-of-living crisis, and considers the potential environmental and economic benefits to households of buying second hand items through online exchange. 

Initiatives:
  • Re-use
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Report
7 October 2022

In autumn 2021, WRAP commissioned two large scale pieces of online consumer research on the life expectancy of different items of clothing in UK wardrobes and the UK’s appetite for adopting new models of clothing acquisition – some of which discard the notion of owning clothes all together.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Textiles 2030
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Report
7 September 2022

This report from WRAP and the University of Leeds builds on previous research to provide a quantitative assessment of possible policy interventions to reduce resource consumption and green house gas emissions associated with their production.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Reuse and refill
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Textiles
  • Collections & recycling
  • Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
  • Electricals
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
Report
5 July 2022

The Resource Action Fund (RAF) was an £18 million fund, provided by Defra to support resource efficiency projects, with the goal of diverting, reducing, and better managing waste. The Resource Action Fund The funding supported organisations in England which aimed to reduce waste and make better use of materials.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Textiles 2030
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • National government and departments