Who We Are

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. We identify and share best practices regarding farming, materials, processing, traceability and product end-of-life in order to reduce the textile industry’s impact on the world’s water, soil and air, and the human population.

Incorporated in 2002, Textile Exchange is headquartered in Texas with staff and ambassadors located in 11 countries. Companies and organizations from more than 25 countries have joined us as members.

Members may be new to sustainability practices or want to take their strategy to the next level. Our members include textile suppliers, service providers, manufacturers, brands and retailers, and farmers.

mission

Textile Exchange inspires and equips people to accelerate sustainable practices in the textile value chain. We focus on minimizing the harmful impacts of the global textile industry and maximizing its positive effects.

approach

Textile Exchange engages and catalyzes the textile industry across the supply chain through partnerships and collaborations, building knowledge and capacity to inform and educate. We further leverage our influence to create action, change and collective impact.

our goals

  • Embed sustainability into evolving business and supply chain strategies
  • Make it easier for companies to adapt to changing opportunities and requirements in textile sustainability
  • Ensure that actions taken toward sustainability result in real and meaningful change

vision

We envision a global textile industry that protects and restores the environment and enhances lives.

our standards