By: Charline Ducas - Sustainable Materials Specialist, Textile Exchange
According to the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations, sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
This is a concept we stand behind at Textile Exchange. It is our North Star, and governs everything we do as an organization and encourage in the world. We believe embracing sustainability means endorsing this vision and working towards it. It is a journey with a clearly defined starting point but no end point; a journey toward a situation where prosperous societies thrive on a healthy planet.
When it comes to addressing sustainability within textiles, we believe that the industry needs to look at ways to minimize negative impacts, while taking action on opportunities for creating positive impacts, not only to restore the environment but to help safeguard the future health and growth of the industry... [Read More]