Sustainable Clothing Roadmap
Third Multi-Stakeholder Meeting
20 Feb 2009, 14:00 – 17:00, Royal Geographical Society, London
Defra hosted the 3rd Sustainable Clothing Roadmap stakeholder meeting on Friday 20 February 2009 at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) in central London. The main aim of this meeting was to provide an update on the Sustainable Clothing Roadmap since the last multi-stakeholder meeting on 31 March 2008. Following on from this meeting, where stakeholders were invited to propose actions to include in the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan, we launched this Plan.
The meeting covered:-
- Launch of Sustainable Clothing Action Plan
- Status of the Defra evidence projects recently launched:-
- The role and business case for existing & emerging fibres in sustainable clothing
- Maximising Reuse and Recycling of UK clothing and textiles
- Reducing the Environmental impact of clothes cleaning.
Launched in Sept 2007, the Sustainable Clothing Roadmap aims to improve the environmental and social performance of clothing, building on existing initiatives and by co-ordinating action by clothing supply chain stakeholders. Since its launch, key milestones achieved to date are evidence gathering, awareness raising and extensive stakeholder consultation on the sustainability impacts and where actions would be most effective. On this baseline an action plan has been agreed and steering groups formed to follow the progress of these actions going forward. Background on the roadmap activities and publications to date are on the Defra website.