Guidance on Fibre and Fabric Selection

Fibre and fabric selection is key to improving sustainability, reducing carbon, water and waste footprints and increasing the useable life of a piece of clothing. 

What can my organisation do?

By using longer-lasting, more durable and less resource intensive fibres, fabrics and materials in your products, your organisation can reduce product returns, the need for repair and increase rates of re-use in second-hand clothing.

Using WRAP’s expert, independent-research your organisation can find new and innovative sources of fabrics and develop procurement frameworks to create a more sustainable supply chain. 

Videos and webinars on sustainable textiles and fibres

Which fibres and textiles are best? Our webinar and short video guides are an ideal way to gain a quick understanding of the different types of fibres available to increase sustainability and product lifetime. 

The series is comprised of two thirty-minute webinars and five shorter bite-size videos – for a quick understanding of sustainable fibres and fabrics. 

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Measuring the quality and value of textiles from various sources >> 

Sustainable clothing guidance

Is your supply chain and product selection sustainable enough? The aim of the Sustainable Clothing Guide is to provide the clothing industry with advice and guidance to help them drive sustainable change in their supply chain.

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Where next?

Want to find out more about fibre and fabric selection? Take a look at our knowledge-base for further reports, tools, guides and case studies:

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