What do our pioneer signatories say?

"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, SOEX

"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."

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

"Sustainable sourcing is an essential element of ASOS’ longstanding Fashion with Integrity strategy which is why we are excited to be part of Textiles 2030. As signatories to the predecessor Sustainable Clothing Action Plan, against a 2012 baseline we achieved a reduction in our water footprint of 10%, our carbon footprint of 20% and 4% waste reduction for every tonne of clothing sold in the UK, but we want to go further, faster. By collaborating with our industry colleagues, sustainability experts, academics and government we will able to achieve more than we could alone.”

Simon Platts, Responsible Sourcing Director, ASOS

“As one of the founding signatories of Textiles 2030, Frasers Group is proud and excited to be collaborating with fellow leading retailers and others to reduce the impact of the textiles industry on the environment and climate change."

Dayna Wragg, Sustainability Lead, Frasers Group

“Dunelm are thrilled to be part of WRAP’s Textiles 2030 Action Plan. As a homeware retailer, our aim is to progressively reduce the impact of our products on the planet, to help make sustainability accessible for all our customers. This is just one step of many, in our wider sustainability journey.”

Jeremy Mace, Head of Quality, Dunelm

"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, Textiles Recycling Association

"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.

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, Suez

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, British Heart Foundation

“Arco’s involvement with WRAP’s Textiles 2030 project marks our commitment to learn, collaborate and increase circularity along our supply chain. As experts in safety we have a responsibility to ensure that the products we sell to keep people safe, have as little impact on the environment as possible. We are delighted to be a signatory for this project and play our part alongside other businesses in the UK working to create a circular economy and reduce waste.”

Danny Hobson, Head of Ethics and Sustainability, Arco

“We’re really proud to be part of Textile 2030 here at Gymshark. As a young company, we’re at the beginning of our sustainability journey. This programme fits in perfectly with our sustainability strategy and will give us the opportunity to develop meaningful collaborations and projects that will be key to achieve our targets. We’re fully committed to putting sustainability at the heart of everything we do, so we’ll play our part in reducing emissions, virgin resources, and developing products that follow circularity principles.”

Ben Francis, Chief Product Officer, Gymshark

“The best way to drive real change is by working with other retailers towards shared goals. That is why we are proud to support the Textiles 2030 initiative and publicly commit ourselves to reducing our impact on the planet’s resources. In order for our business to continue to succeed, we know we need to innovate and deliver creative solutions. I am excited to see where this partnership takes us and share our learning with the industry as we work together to protect our environment."

Rosie Howells, Head of Sustainability at boohoo group plc

"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, The Salvation Army

“We are incredibly proud to be the first university to sign up as an Affiliate to Textiles 2030. The School of Design leads the sector in addressing urgent issues around sustainability in textiles, including pioneering initiatives such as Future Fashion Factory which brings together industry partners, technology and researchers to help inform – and transform – manufacturing practice.  The energy and ambition of Textiles 2030 is inspiring, and we look forward to working with so many other key organisations to continue to address the impact that UK clothing and fabrics have on the environment.”

Dr Mark Sumner, School of Design, University of Leeds

“At M&S, we source all our clothing with care and want to ensure nothing goes to waste. We’ve made huge progress over the last decade by working together with our suppliers and partners  – from launching our clothes recycling scheme Shwopping to using 100% responsibly sourced cotton for our clothing. But we know there is always more to be done as we work towards becoming a net zero business, and that’s why we’re partnering with the wider industry through Textiles 2030 to create real change at scale.”

Monique Leeuwenburgh, Head of Product Technology at M&S Clothing & Home

"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

"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."

Marija Rompani, Sustainability & Ethics Director, John Lewis Partnership