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  1. Join the sustainable clothing initiatives through WRAP!

    Join ground-breaking initiatives like SCAP2020 and Textiles 2030 which are “expert-led, harnessing the knowledge and expertise of UK leaders in sustainability to accelerate the whole fashion and textiles industry’s move towards circularity and systemic change in the UK”.

  2. Minimise the use of chemicals in the manufacturing process

    Switch-up the production of your products using alternative materials such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, hemp or bamboo.

  3. Support campaigns and petitions!

    Support on social media or donate to causes like the Clean Clothes Campaign. This is a global network with the goal to improve working conditions and empower the workers in garment and sportswear industries globally.

  4. Oversee your supply chain

    Make sure that the factory workers are being treated correctly, working in good conditions, and being paid fairly.

  5. Get involved in the Environmental Justice Foundation

    “Sign a petition, donate to a campaign, fundraise or learn more about the impact of your day-to-day choices. However you choose to support EJF, you'll be helping to secure lasting positive change for people and the planet.”

  6. Be efficient

    Use energy efficient machinery and processes and source your energy from renewables. Alternatively, find a sustainable manufacturer to do it for you!

  7. Use local opportunities

    Manufacture locally to reduce emissions associated with distribution.

  8. Encourage customers to give their clothing a second life

    Pass clothing to friends, give them to charity shops or sell online.

  9. Adapt old habits

    Reduce the excess plastic used in packaging, using compostable or recycled materials.

  10. Change your service options

    Structure your business to offer a return/repair/reuse service for your products.

Imogen Baldie
Business Development Officer
International Relations and Law Student