The British Fashion Council’s Institute of Positive Fashion presented a blueprint to achieve a circular fashion economy in the U.K., the Circular Fashion Ecosystem Report.
The report, presented on Wednesday, aims to reduce the industry’s impact on the planet through linear production models and defines what roles everybody must play.
As one of the largest fashion markets worldwide with revenues of 118 billion pounds and 890,000 workers, the U.K. needs to embrace systemic change to address waste across the supply chain, the report said. In 2019, some 4 billion pieces of apparel were purchased, and the majority of them are currently destined for landfills.
The good news is that the report found the U.K. fashion ecosystem is “well-positioned to move the industry forward to be fully circular,” and it set out three target outcomes.