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Kering & Textile Exchange Guides to Organic Cotton Trade
Kering and Textile Exchange published two comprehensive guides on the organic cotton trade today in order to provide a blueprint for companies sourcing organic cotton, and incorporating it into their supply chains. As easy-to use tools, the guides demonstrate best practices and sourcing models for a more responsible trade. Overall, the guides lift much of the burden off of sourcing organic cotton. Through alleviating many of the challenges in the trade, this can enable more companies to uptake more organic cotton, thereby leading to a virtuous cycle, resulting in increased organic cotton supply and usage in products. Ultimately, this will also create more sustainable cotton supply chains for farmers and for the good of the environment.Learn More
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!
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!
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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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.