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.


FIBER AND MATERIALS

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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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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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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2017 Textile Sustainability Conference

 

Registration is now open!  The conference focus and call to action this year is “United by Action: Catalyzing the Sustainable Development Goals in Textiles.” Visit our conference site for up-to-date notifications on this year’s speaker line-up and agenda announcements.

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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.

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