All factory machinery is fitted with soft-start, energy-efficient motors and we’ve installed eco-friendly LED lighting to reduce our energy consumption. To use energy even more efficiently, our onsite transformer house incorporates Power Factor Correction (PFC).
We are is also committed to TEXTILES 2030, reporting collection volumes and resources employed in the collection to further TEXTILES 2030 ambitions to improve the sustainability of clothing across its lifecycle.
For every 1 tonne of garments reused as opposed to directed to landfill, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by 7 tonnes. Being sustainable and driving a real change towards clothing and ecological integrity is a huge focus for us.
1kg of cotton created uses 10,000 - 20,000 litres of water
Textiles 2030 is WRAP’s new ground-breaking, expert-led initiative, harnessing the knowledge and expertise of UK leaders in sustainability to accelerate the whole fashion and textiles industry’s move towards circularity and system change in the UK.
With an official launch in April 2021, the new voluntary agreement builds on the learning and success of the Sustainable Action Plan (SCAP 2020) and aims to engage the majority of UK fashion and textiles organisations in collaborative climate action.
Wilcox processes and exports reclaimed materials to destinations all over the globe.
The vast majority of recycled clothing is exported to locations where the Wilcox brand is widely recognised, and highly sought after. Wilcox strive to increase the demand for their products around the world by specially tailoring container loading lists for each destination.
This process ensures that customers receive the best quality, and most desirable goods, for wherever they choose to export
Sales within the UK, although only representing just 10% of total production, are nonetheless an essential part of our sales structure. Many of the items not fit for purpose as reusable clothing become industrial wiping products, flock rags or mixed felt material.
Just 0.2% of the reclaimed materials processed by the site end up in landfill. This is a figure that Wilcox constantly monitor and are determined to reduce to zero.