Policy paper

Sustainable clothing action plan

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This Action Plan is for stakeholders in the clothing roadmap and other parties interested in sustainable clothing.



The Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (updated Feb 2010) sets out agreed stakeholder actions from the clothing/fashion industry and support organisations to improve the sustainability of clothing in the following priority areas:

  1. Improving Environmental Performance across the supply chain
  2. Consumption trends and behaviour
  3. Awareness, media, education & networks 
  4. Creating market drivers
  5. Traceability across the supply chain (ethics, trade & environment)

The Sustainable Clothing Roadmap aims to improve the environmental and social performance of clothing, building on existing initiatives and by co-ordinating action by key clothing supply chain stakeholders.