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.


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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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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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We work to create leaders in the industry by providing learning opportunities, tools, insight, standards, data, measurement and benchmarking —and by building a community that can collectively accomplish what no individual or company can do alone.

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View our database of information on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other helpful resources to aide in overall understanding of how sourcing countries and peer companies are engaging with the SDGs.

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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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Nike Circular Innovation Challenge

THINKERS, MAKERS, DESIGNERS AND ENGINEERS: Nike is calling on you to help create solutions that will take us all one big step closer to a sustainable future. It’s time to turn innovation inside out. To rethink how we make things. It’s time to create better and waste less. Nike’s goal is to use the Challenge to catalyze this disruption by identifying partner candidates to capture more value from waste and further drive Nike, and our industry, closer to a true circular economy.

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FLEECE PATROL | WALLPAPER MAGAZINE

To be a true luxury brand today you have to have a strong commitment to raw material.” Our #ResponsibleWool Standard in Wallpaper Magazine for supply chain transparency & ethical animal welfare. Written by Laura Hawkins, Photography Geordie Wood.

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Responsible Wool at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Textile Exchange member Ralph Lauren partnered w/ member Imperial Stock Ranch to make this year’s #TeamUSA uniform sweaters, hats & mittens w/ #ResponsibleWool, which ensures animal welfare & grazing land. (Photo Ralph Lauren)

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Quick Guide to Biosynthetics

Textile Exchange’s Quick Guide to Biosynthetics is a concise review of the opportunities offered by developments in this area. Biosynthetics form part of Textile Exchange’s portfolio of Preferred Fiber & Materials (PFMs) because of their potential to reduce the textile industry’s dependence on fossil fuels and shrink its carbon footprint, while producing innovative, high performance materials.

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Kering & Textile Exchange release organic cotton trade guides

Kering and Textile Exchange published two comprehensive guides on the organic cotton trade in order to provide a blueprint for companies sourcing organic cotton, and incorporating it into their supply chains. The guides demonstrate best practices and sourcing models for a more responsible trade.

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COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR USES RESPONSIBLE DOWN STANDARD

Take a look at how Textile Exchange member Columbia Sportswear uses the Responsible Down Standard in their supply chain for the OutDry Extreme ECO Down Jacket. #TestedTough

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What does Responsible Down Really Mean?

The Responsible Down Standard is a global standard for best practices in animal welfare throughout a brand’s entire retail supply chain. Ashley Gill, Textile Exchange’s Senior Manager of Integrity, further explains.

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Over 36 major brands pledge to achieve sustainable cotton by 2025

36 major brands and retailers have now signed up to the 100% by 2025 pledge, including four of Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s ten largest global apparel brands and three of the top 10 UK clothing retailers. Read more about this Sustainable Cotton Communiqué pledge here.

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Textile Exchange rPET Challenge

More than 45 renowned textile, apparel and retail companies—including major brands such as adidas, Dibella, Eileen Fisher, Gap Inc., H&M, IKEA, Lindex, MetaWear, Target and Timberland—have committed or are supporting an increase in their use of Recycled Polyester (rPET) by at least 25% by 2020. Read more about this announcement from Textile Sustainability Conference 2017.

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2017 Preferred Fiber and Materials Market Report

Textile Exchange released its largest Preferred Fibers & Materials (PFM) Market Report ever—with 95 companies reporting. Textile Exchange has expanded its Preferred Fiber & Materials market reporting categories to reflect the growth and expansion of company portfolios. Access the report here!

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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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TEXTILE EXCHANGE INSIGHTS SERIES: PREFERRED COTTON

 

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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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.

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2018 Textile Sustainability Conference- registration open!

The conference benefits professionals working in corporate social responsibilityand sustainability, sourcing and supply chains, product and business development, design, education, and advocacy.  Our theme—UNITED BY ACTION: Accelerating Sustainability in Textiles & Fashion—will guide robust discussions at plenaries and break out sessions. Learn more here!

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Regenerative Agriculture in the Textile Supply Chain

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RWS Brand Training – Part 4: Supply Chain Certification & Post Production Options

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Responsible Leather Round Table Meeting

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Egedeniz Textile II. CSR Day: Sustainable Development Goals

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Regional Organic Cotton Round Table | Izmir, Turkey

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Kathmandu: Achieving Sustainability Across the Materials Portfolio & Telling the Story

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Copenhagen Fashion Summit

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Copenhagen Fashion Summit

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MEMBER-ONLY WEBINAR: Beyond Certification In Organic Cotton

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Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) Conference

Organic Week in Washington, D.C.

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Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) Conference

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Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) Conference

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