The Textiles Action Network aims to become the premier international framework for tackling the environmental impacts caused by fashion and textiles. It encompasses the UK’s Textiles 2030 and now the Lifestyle & Design Cluster (LDC), which works to promote innovation and sustainable growth primarily in small and medium-sized housing and fashion businesses as well as in creative industries, and will represent the interests of collaboration with Danish industry.
The Textiles Action Network brings together companies, supply chains and governments to work towards a clear goal: to create a circular economy for fashion and textiles. WRAP believes this network will become the most effective way to move towards a truly global circular economy for textiles, both to reduce its environmental impacts and to give businesses a head start on ever increasing regulatory requirements. more stringent.
Launched ahead of Copenhagen Fashion Week, the Danish industry collaboration marks a pivotal moment in the development of a global network of countries working to make textiles more sustainable, according to WRAP.
David Rogers, Head of International Programs at WRAP, adds: “We welcome this ambitious move by the Danish government to tackle the environmental impacts of textiles with a national work program as part of this new industry collaboration. WRAP has played an important role in bringing together key stakeholders launching this groundbreaking international initiative, sharing our extensive experience of voluntary sector collaborations and setting circularity targets. We are happy to have had the opportunity to support our partner Lifestyle & Design Cluster (LDC) in bringing companies and institutions together in Denmark.
Bettina Simenson, CEO of Lifestyle & Design Cluster (LDC) says: “With the collaboration of the Danish industry, we are laying the foundations for a long-lasting private-public partnership. We set three initial goals, but that’s just the beginning – now the work begins.
“It is crucial that Danish industry is moving in the same direction when it comes to the circular transition. We face massive legal demands from the EU and by uniting now on common goals, Danish companies will be ready to meet the demands, yes, maybe even be ahead. Therefore, we have invited all of Danish industry to support the partnership and hope to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing across the sector.
“WRAP has been instrumental in bringing together the key stakeholders who are launching this innovative international initiative and sharing with us their vast experience of working with the voluntary sector. We look forward to working closely with them and will leverage their knowledge and technical expertise to help us go further and faster in Denmark. »