Textile Exchange is a global non-profit that works closely with our members to drive industry transformation in preferred fibers, integrity and standards and responsible supply networks.


The industry relies on our expertise when making informed decisions about which preferred fibers and materials to use and in communicating a product’s sustainability attributes to consumers.

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integrity and standards

Standards and certifications are one of the most powerful transparency tools in the industry. See how we certify best practices in farming, animal welfare, and product processing.

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supply network

Learn how Textile Exchange can help make your supply network more transparent so you’re able to find the most sustainable and ethical means to production.

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learning center

We research and produce market reports, material snapshots and summaries, online webinars, industry benchmarking reports and create consumer engagement hubs.

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    Preferred Fiber & Materials Market Report

    Textile Exchange has expanded its Preferred Fiber & Materials (PFM) market reporting categories to reflect the growth and expansion of company portfolios. PFM Leaderboards now cover all of the major preferred cottons, recycled polyester, preferred man made cellulosic and preferred down. Access it here!

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    Organic cotton market report

    The 2017 Organic Cotton Market Report provides the most up-to-date data on organic cotton fiber production. The report includes both a global overview of the sector and trends and deeper dives into each producer region. Access it here!

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    15th anniversary special insider series

    This year, in celebration of Textile Exchange’s 15th anniversary, we are launching our first “Insider Series”. The stories showcased here are an eclectic mix of industry leaders speaking from “inside” their organization. Access it here!

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A membership with Textile Exchange will help you navigate the complicated maze of the sustainable textile industry. We are a global nonprofit organization that focuses on minimizing the harmful impacts of the global textile industry and maximizing its positive effects. We partner with organizations of all types and sizes who want to advance their sustainability efforts. Since 2002 we have helped to establish best practices and fair business models for the entire supply network, from farm to retail.

When you become a Textile Exchange member, you’ll have access to industry experts, networking opportunities, one-on-one consulting, content standards, and the most comprehensive industry reports and tools. Our goal is to help you succeed.

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The newly revised versions of these #GlobalRecycled standards include updates that solidify the RCS and GRS as the leading standards for recycled materials in the apparel industry and ensure continued growth in other industries, including metal, plastics, electronics, packaging and beyond.

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Speakers Announced for Textile Sustainability Conference

Textile and apparel industry thought leaders from around the globe will gather in Washington, D.C., Oct. 9-13, 2017 to create action and develop a 2030 roadmap for the textile industry. Learn who will be speaking at this year’s #TExtileConf.

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Quick Guide to Organic Cotton


What you wear matters! Our newly released Quick Guide to Organic Cotton provides an overview of the positive impacts of organic cotton, including frequently asked questions and supporting facts that indicate organic cotton is the preferred fiber choice compared to its chemically produced counterpart.

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TExcursion: Connect With Africa


On May 1-10, 2017, Textile Exchange teamed-up with OrganiMark for TExcursion: Connect With Africa. We were joined by several industry leaders, including Target, Kering, Timberland and Anthesis for an eye-opening, hands-on learning experience throughout South Africa’s sustainable land-based materials industry.

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This Insights Series, released in partnership with Sourcing Journal Online, highlights some of the key findings from our 2016 Preferred Fiber & Materials Benchmark program. Results showed that the 71 participating companies, from conglomerates to small fashion boutiques, are getting serious about the sustainability of the raw materials at the core of their businesses.

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Textile Exchange at HRH The Prince of Wales: Sustainable Cotton Communiqué

On May 24, 2017, our European and Materials Strategy Director Liesl Truscott was joined by 13 of the world’s most renowned clothing and textile brands for the signing of HRH The Prince of Wales’s Sustainable Cotton Communiqué. Through this communiqué, these companies have committed to ensuring that 100% of the cotton they use comes from sustainable sources by 2025.


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Preferred Fiber & Materials Benchmark Report

The PFM Benchmark provides a robust structure to help companies systematically measure, manage and integrate a preferred fiber and materials strategy into mainstream business operations, to compare progress with the sector, and to transparently communicate performance and progress to stakeholders.

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Out of the Box: OCRT Thought Leader Interview Series

Hear from some of the most inspiring and “out of the box” thinkers in organic cotton. New interviews released weekly. This week:
Bob Bejan, GM Communication Strategy at Microsoft.


2017 Textile Sustainability Conference