Read ECAP’s Summary Report 2019 – Driving circular fashion and textiles

The European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP) was an exciting project bringing environmental and economic benefit to the clothing sector. It was one of the first EU LIFE funded projects to address clothing sustainability. The project completed on 31st December 2019 and you can read the Summary Report ‘Driving circular fashion and textiles‘. 

Project Focus

ECAP’s approach encompassed sustainable design, production, consumption, public procurement, collection, recycling and reprocessing.  The project focused on the clothing supply chain, and had 8 action areas:



1. Influencing design practices

Engaging designers & buyers on more sustainable design practices through the Design for Longevity platform.

2. Sourcing more sustainable fibres

Measuring ‘brand and retailers’ current fibre usage and working with them on strategies to implement more sustainable fibres into their products.

3. Influencing production practices

Working with apparel manufacturers to make production processes more sustainable, focusing on opportunities to reduce and re-use material waste.

4. Influencing public procurement

Influencing how European governments procure more sustainable apparel for the public sector.

5. Engaging European consumers

Engaging European consumers to use and dispose of their garments more sustainably.

6. Engaging young consumers

Engaging directly with 16-25-year-old consumers on how to use and dispose of their garments.

7. Improving textile collection rates

Working with local municipalities across Europe to improve textile collections.

8. Integrating recycled fibres

Working with brands and retailers to integrate recycled fibres into their products.

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The ECAP project has received funding from the LIFE programme of the European Union.




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