80% of the environmental impact of a product is determined at the design stage*.
The manufacture of textiles and apparel generates substantial material and process waste. Urgent attention is required to reduce environmental impact and a creative reimagining is essential in the design, production and use lifecycle of a product.
The UK is celebrated for its creativity and design-led thinking, with a rich offering that enables buyers to hit their sustainability targets. Extending textile life cycles with groundbreaking material technologies that allow garments to grow up to 7 sizes can reduce carbon and water footprints by 20–30% alone. Designing in adaptability, repair and carbon positive textile care appeals to consumer and investor needs.
(*European Commission 2022)
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