Charities are being encouraged to help reduce the environmental footprint of the fashion and textiles industry by joining the Textiles 2030 initiative.
Its targets for 2030 are reducing the aggregate greenhouse gas footprint of new products by 50%, and achieving Net Zero by 2050 at the latest, reducing the aggregate water footprint of new products sold by 30%, and reducing the amount of virgin textile materials used to meet consumer needs.
Dr Charmaine Griffiths, Chief Executive, British Heart Foundation, said:
“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. 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.”
Charities that join Textiles 2030 have the opportunity to:
- Inform and find out about upcoming legislation
- Learn to calculate their environmental footprint and the savings made through resale
- Take part in cross-industry discussions on the future of circular business models and increasing textile recycling
- Partner with other signatories to run pilots or trials
- Access exclusive citizen research and campaigns