James Beard summarises the EU Strategy for Sustainable Textiles, outlining measures the EU will be pursuing to improve the environmental performance of the clothing industry, directly impacting UK based companies and influencing the direction of Textile legislation within the UK.Read More
We are involved in discussions with key industry groups around Extended Producer Responsibility and environmental legislation for textiles, and the sustainability issues that the fashion industry is facing and anticipating.
Potential, new environmental legislation is on the horizon in the form of Extended Producer Responsibility. This may mean that, in the not too distant future, brand owners, retailers and producers could be responsible for the treatment or disposal of more post-consumer products, including textiles.
It is believed that EPR is one mechanism that could encourage more circular thinking and potentially influence sustainable production.
Valpak is one of the pioneering signatories to Textiles 2030, the UK’s most ambitious voluntary agreement designed to limit the impact clothes and home textiles have on climate change in line with the Paris Agreement and the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.
WRAP has set up the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) and we are seeing key groups within the textiles and fashion industries starting to consider their impacts on the environment and looking to implement, or have adopted, sustainable practises.
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