About Us  

Textile Exchange is a global non-profit driving positive impact on climate change across the fashion and textile industry. It guides a growing community of brands, manufacturers, and farmers towards more purposeful production from the very start of the supply chain.  

By 2030, its goal is to guide the industry to achieve a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions within fiber and raw material production. Its focus is holistic and interconnected, accelerating the adoption of practices that improve the state of our water, soil health, and biodiversity too.  

For real change to happen, everyone needs a clear path to positive impact. That’s why Textile Exchange believes that approachable, step-by-step instruction paired with collective action can change the system to make preferred materials and fibers an accessible default, mobilizing leaders through attainable strategies, proven solutions, and a driven community.  

At Textile Exchange, materials matter. To learn more, visit TextileExchange.org.  

Working at Textile Exchange  

We work remotely with a team located in 20+ countries. We are a diverse group committed to harnessing the strengths of the global textile industry to accelerate change toward climate and other key environmental goals.  

We work collaboratively on important environmental issues around the world by working and interacting with farming groups, processors, brands, retailers, and environmental experts in the textile and fashion industries around the world. We offer an opportunity to join a cutting-edge global environmental nonprofit and to help strengthen the impact of our organization.  

Each Textile Exchange employee is offered a competitive compensation package with paid time off, a yearly bonus, opportunities for continuing education, and more.  

Like all roles at Textile Exchange, this role will be primarily home-based; Textile Exchange is a US-based but remote-working organization with a global team. Your key colleague will be mainly based in the US and Europe.  

Job Summary

This role will work to drive increased availability and usage of recycled materials, with a primary focus on textile feedstocks, through engagement with suppliers, schemes, initiatives, and companies. The Recycled Materials Lead will act as the ‘voice’ for the recycled material producers and the system surrounding them.  In this role they will provide subject matter expertise on recycling, staying apprised of the latest developments in recycling systems, and will also be responsible for developing and maintaining feedback loops both internally and externally. This role sits in the Engagement and Partnership department, in the Materials Engagement and Partnership team

The ideal candidate will have experience working with recycled materials and the textile supply chain. Ideally, they have spent time in facilities and understand the complexities of translating principles into reality on-the-ground. They share our organizational commitment to collaboration across different stakeholders and driving the sector towards beneficial climate and nature outcomes at scale. They have strong stakeholder engagement skills, excel at delivering against objectives in a collaborative context, and have a great track record managing a team.

Duties and Responsibilities

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

Employment Package  

How to Apply   

Please apply here with your resume and a cover letter. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are submitted. Early application submission is strongly encouraged.    

Textile Exchange is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.