Textile Exchange is a global nonprofit organization that works to make the textile industry more sustainable. We work with everyone involved in making your textiles, including everything from clothes to sheets to towels and more. Together, we’re trying to help the textile world make better decisions so that we’re not only reducing harm to the environment but also bringing about positive change. We identify and share best practices regarding farming, materials and processing so we can reduce the impact on the world’s water, soil, air and human population.

Incorporated in 2002, Textile Exchange works closely with our members and textile industry stakeholders along the entire $1.7 trillion value cycle. TE is headquartered in the US with staff and ambassadors located in eight countries.

Companies join Textile Exchange because they want to be more sustainable. That can mean they’re brand new to environmentally-conscious practices or they can be further along the sustainability process and want to take things to the next level.

Textile Exchange can provide an initial top-level sustainability assessment for a company in order to develop a long-term plan toward a more sustainable future. This work includes verifying steps of the supply chain in order to demonstrate how the material is sourced and/or grown, processed and manufactured. We work with companies to determine the best fibers and materials to use. We help companies formally trace the integrity of their materials and manufacturing processes so textiles can be properly labeled.

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

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.

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Staff Members

Managing Director

LaRhea Pepper

Managing Director



Anne Gillespie

Director of Industry Integrity


Liesl Truscott

European and Materials Strategy Director


Jeff Wilson

Director of Business Value Strategy & Development


Fibers & Materials

Karla Magruder

Ambassador, Textile Consultant, Fabrikology International


Silvio Moraes

Regional Ambassador - Latin America


Liesl Truscott

European and Materials Strategy Director


Beth Hegde



Lisa Emberson

Program Coordinator


Evonne Tan

Creative & Analytics Specialist


Amish Gosai

Program Manager, India


Simone Seisl

Support, Sustainability in Review


Integrity & Standards

Hanna Denes

Farm Program Manager


Ashley Gill

Integrity Specialist


Anne Gillespie

Director of Industry Integrity


Lee Tyler

Operations & Compliance Manager


Supply Chain

Jeff Wilson

Director of Business Value Strategy & Development



Terry Hyde

Executive Assistant


Jeff Wilson

Director of Business Value Strategy & Development



Brittany Moore

Communication & Events Coordinator


Donna Worley

Communications & Events Manager




Terry Hyde

Executive Assistant


Sharon Whitley

Financial Administrator


Amber Young

Financial & Program Coordinator


Board Members

Governance Board

Tricia Carey

Director Business Development - Denim, Lenzing

Executive Committee: Vice Chair

Paolo Foglia

R&D Manager in Ethical and Environmental Certification, ICEA

Mitsuya Inagaki

Manager, Kowa Company Limited

Elayne Masterson

Director of Operations, Pye U.S.

Executive Committee: Chair

Cheryl Millard-Nutt

Sustainable Materials Director for Sustainable Product, NIKE

Adam Mott

Director of Product Traceability & Responsible Materials, VF Corporation

Mark Prose

Country Manager Tanzania, Control Union

Shona Quinn

Sustainability Leader, Eileen Fisher

Andreas Streubig

Division Manager of Environmental and Social Policy, Otto Group

Jerry Wheeler

Founder and CEO, EcoCentric Brands

Executive Committee: Secretary

Marci Zaroff

Founder, Under the Canopy

Executive Committee: Member at Large

Sarah Arrell

Vice President of Product Design and Development, Target Corporation

Rachel Cantu

Vice President Global Supply Chain, Patagonia

TE Europe Board of Trustees

Mani Chinnaswamy

Managing Partner, Appachi Cotton

Dr. Helen Crowley

Conservation & Ecosystem Service Specialist, Kering

Mahesh Ramakrishnan

‎Head - Agribusiness, Arvind Limited

Ben Ramsden

Managing Director, Pants to Poverty

Heinrich Schultz

Managing Director, OrganiMark Pty Ltd

Tong Yeung

Director, Mecilla

Aydin Unsal

Owner, Egedeniz Tekstil A.S.

Advisory Council

Simon Cooper

Founder and Director, CSR Consultancy Ltd

Eric Ducoin

Sustainable Cotton Consultant

Eraina Duffy

Sustainable Product Research & Discovery, Nike

Sevilla Granger

Sustainable Textile Consultant

Edward Hertzman

Founder, Hertzman Media Group/Sourcing Journal

Dr. Charu Jain

Sustainable Practices, Burberry

Fanny Liao

‎President at ORD, Far Eastern Group

Sophie Mather

‎Material Futurist, biov8tion Ltd

Sreeranga Rajan

‎CEO, Dibella India

Alison Ward

CEO, CottonConnect

Eric Wilmanns

Partner, Brown & Wilmanns Environmental

Dr. Narasimha Donthi

Executive Director, Chetana Society

Ferdi Kaygusuzer

General Manager, Egedeniz Tekstil

Ad Hoc Advisors

Jill Dumain

Director of Environmental Strategy, Patagonia