DEFRA proposes green league table for clothiers

Plans to raise public awareness of the sustainability issues surrounding the clothing industry have been revealed by the government. It is also exploring how it might divert textiles from landfill.

The government plans to rank clothing firms according to their environmental impacts and has announced new research into end-of-life options for textiles. The plans emerged at a mid-December Environment Department (DEFRA) briefing, held in advance of the planned launch of its "sustainable clothing roadmap" during London Fashion Week in February.

Roadmaps are being developed for ten product areas where the government believes environmenta

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