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Textiles 2030

Transforming the fashion and textiles industry for people and planet.

Textiles 2030 is the UK’s leading voluntary initiative supporting businesses and organisations within the fashion and textiles industry to transition to more sustainable and circular practices by the end of the decade.

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Why is Textiles 2030 needed?

of global greenhouse gas emissions come from the fashion and textiles industry
93 billion cubic metres
of water is used by the industry each year
711,000 tonnes
of post-consumer textiles are discarded in the general waste annually in the UK

A collaborative approach.

No single organisation can solve the climate crisis alone, through Textiles 2030 we bring key players from across the fashion and textiles value chain together to find circular solutions and overcome shared challenges. 

Find out how we are working with each corner of the industry.

Ambitious targets.

Our members are united behind ambitious, science-based 2030 targets, with progress measured annually using our exclusive Textiles 2030 Footprint Tool.

  • 50% reduction in the overall carbon footprint of new textile products – in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change
  • 30% reduction in the overall water footprint of new textile products
  • Industry collaboration to achieve the Textiles 2030 Circularity Roadmap ambitions   
See our progress so far

Priority action areas.

To meet the Textiles 2030 targets and transition to a circular economy, we must transform the way the UK produces, buys, uses and disposes of clothing and textiles.

Our members’ efforts are guided by three priority action areas in the Textiles 2030 Circularity Roadmap, with consumer behaviour change at the heart of each.

  • Circular design for fashion and textiles

    Designing for circularity

    Designing products that are durable and recyclable, use recycled content and minimise waste.

  • Circular business models for fashion and textiles

    Implementing circular business models

    Piloting and scaling-up new, innovative business models that extend product lifetimes.

  • Closing the loop on materials in fashion and textiles

    Closing the loop on materials

    Accelerating the commercialisation of fibre-to-fibre recycling in the UK.

  • Guidance on consumer behaviour

    Encouraging consumer behaviour change

    Helping consumers understand how to make sustainable lifestyle changes.