ARCHIVE: Product roadmaps: Clothing
- Responsible and Accountable Garment Sector (RAGS) challenge fund is now open
- 23 February 2010 –Third update of Sustainable Clothing Action Plan published at the 4th multi-stakeholder conference, London: event details and proceedings and press release "Green is the new black, support for sustainable clothing grows"
As part of Defra's Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) programme, 10 product roadmaps are in development to reduce the environmental and social impacts across the life cycle of a range of priority products – one of which is clothing.
What is the Sustainable Clothing Roadmap?
A voluntary clothing industry initiative co-ordinated by Defra to improve the environmental and ethical performance of clothing. The aim is to work with industry stakeholders to fast track best practice through:
- Establishing sound evidence on key impacts and where action will be most effective
- Agree actions (short to long term) in priority areas (individual organisations and industry wide)
- Providing a platform to disseminate industry best practice as case studies to catalyse change throughout the sector
For more background see Sustainable Clothing Roadmap – An Introduction (PDF 289 KB)
Impacts and consumption trends
Defra briefing note: sustainability impacts and interventions of clothing (PDF 150 KB): summarises the key environmental and ethical impacts of clothing and current initiatives in place, based on analysis of the evidence and on views gathered from the wide stakeholder engagement ongoing as part of the Clothing Roadmap.
23 February 2010
4th multi-stakeholder conference, London: event details and proceedings
20 February 2009
Third Multi-stakeholder meeting London.
Page last modified: 29 March 2010