Textiles Tuesday 24 May 2016
The WRAP report takes a detailed look at prices for used clothing and textiles 29 April 2016

WRAP finds textiles export value remains high

Export prices for used clothing and textiles remain above levels achieved before the boom period seen after 2007, according to data published this week by the waste and resources charity WRAP. The positive note to export pricing ...


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Karen Shah and Charles Kahabi 25 April 2016

UK lecturer steps into clothing export debate


A senior Huddersfield University lecturer has accused the western world of flooding the East African country of Tanzania with discarded clothes and is hoping to revive a vibrant clothing industry in Tanzania. The criticism of...

H and M Recycle Week 18 April 2016

Clothing retailer H&M launches ‘World Recycle Week’


Clothing retailer H&M has today (18 April) begun its ‘World Recycle Week’ campaign and is aiming to collect 1,000 tonnes of old clothing from customers across its 3,600 stores worldwide. During the campaign, running from ...

WRAP has published its latest market report on textiles today (8 March) 8 March 2016

Falling export demand sees textile collections drop


Pressure on the prices paid for textiles for reuse and recycling were one factor in the volume of material collected falling by around 4% in the UK in 2015, according to a report published by WRAP today (8 March). But figures for ...

Montage three 19 February 2016

Broad welcome for Minister’s policy overtures


Waste and recycling sector leaders have welcomed Defra minister Rory Stewart’s suggestion that he is open for discussion on drawing up potential policies on waste. However, the likes of the ESA, CIWM, LARAC and textile and ...

John Lewis clothing 17 February 2016

John Lewis to work towards clothing plan aims


Clothing retailer John Lewis is set to update its sustainability programme as part of wider work under WRAP’s Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP). The company, which has been working with the  waste and resources charity ...

L to r:  Palletways driver Saul Trainavicihs with Neil Tappin, Community Furniture Store 3 February 2016

News in brief (03/02/2016)


With news on: MRWA and Veolia support bike recycling; EWC wins contract with Warrington; Northern Ireland reduce waste sent to landfill; SGC certification, and; reuse support for flood victims.

The new campaign aims to encourage clothes reuse and recycling 20 January 2016

NLWA workshops to encourage clothing reuse


The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has teamed up with behaviour change charity Hubbub to run a campaign aimed at encouraging people to reuse and repair old and unwanted clothing. The campaign will see a series of events ...

Damp deposits and flooding can lead to contamination 14 January 2016

Textile recycling industry predicts difficult year due to wet weather


Textile recyclers have said they are facing “increasing pressures” as a result of the heavy rainfall in the UK over recent weeks. Speaking from northwest England, which has seen high levels of rainfall, Phil Geller, director ...

devon textile bank crop 22 December 2015

Devon seeks textiles contractor after Elm Tree split


Devon county council is retendering for its textile bank collections contract after an agreement with Dorset-based Elm Tree Textiles was terminated earlier this year. The successful bidder will initially collect used clothing and ...

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