WRAP: Valuing Our Clothes: the cost of UK fashion

Tags: behaviour change | wrap | waste reduction | consumer behaviour | clothes | fast fashion


This report examines the environmental impact of the UK clothing industry. It highlights recent achievements in the sector, explores opportunities for businesses, and shares insights on consumer attitudes and behaviour toward clothing.

Key findings

  • Signatories of SCAP have outperformed industry – reducing carbon, water, and waste
  • The amount of clothing in household residual waste has reduced by 50,000 tonnes
  • 700,000 tonnes CO2e saved through people changing their clothing care habits
  • Switching to sustainable fibres offers the biggest opportunities for environmental savings