Policy paper

Sustainable clothing roadmap: progress report 2011

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

Progress on improving the sustainability of clothing across its lifecycle.



The Sustainable Clothing Roadmap launched in 2007, with the aim of improving the sustainability of clothing across its lifecycle, from the crops that are grown to make the fabrics, to the design and manufacture of the garment, retail, use and end of life.

This progress report outlines what has been achieved since 2007 in terms of our understanding of the concept of sustainable clothing, through evidence gathering and stakeholder engagement. A number of the actions which form part of the roadmap’s ‘action plan’ have been included with the aim of demonstrating some of our achievements and sharing best practice.