Kering & Textile Exchange | Organic Cotton: A fiber classification guide

Rita Luppino

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 … Read More

Kering & Textile Exchange | A World Beyond Certification: A best practices guide for organic cotton trade models

Rita Luppino

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. 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 … Read More

2017 Preferred Fiber & Materials Insider Series

Rita Luppino

This year, in celebration of Textile Exchange’s 15th anniversary, we are launching our first “Insider Series”. As we were researching the Preferred Fiber & Materials Market Report, we uncovered a rich and diverse set of stories from people who are really making a difference in textile sustainability. We decided to bring these together into this Insider Series, and the result … Read More

2017 Organic Cotton Market Report

Rita Luppino

The 2017 Organic Cotton Market Report provides the most up-to-date data on organic cotton fiber production. Key findings in the report include: • Total production for the 18 countries growing organic cotton in 2015-16 was 107,980 MT of organic fiber (4% decrease from last year), with India representing a slimmer majority than ever before (a decline in share from 67% … Read More

2017 Preferred Fiber & Materials Market Report

Rita Luppino

Textile Exchange releases its largest Preferred Fibers & Materials (PFM) Market Report ever—with 95 companies reporting. That represents a 14% increase in participating companies over 2016’s report, and a 76% increase over 2015’s. Key findings in the report include that among the reporting companies: • Organic and other preferred cottons represent 47% of total cotton usage. • Recycled polyester usage … Read More

Quick Guide to Organic Cotton

Donna Worley

Quick Guide to Organic Cotton is an overview of the impacts of organic cotton, including frequently asked questions and supporting facts that indicate organic cotton is the best choice for people and planet.

THE LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF ORGANIC COTTON FIBER: SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

Rita Luppino

The goal of this study was to build an up-todate and well-documented Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) for organic cotton fiber (ginned and baled), representative of worldwide global production. In addition, the study provides a full Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) of organic cotton fiber (comprising cultivation and ginning operations) and identifies environmental hotspots. To the effect of achieving these goals … Read More

2016 Preferred Fiber & Materials Benchmark Sector Overview Report

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The results of TE’s 2016 Preferred Fiber and Materials Benchmark Program, detailed in this Sector Report, show companies are setting ambitious targets for uptake of more sustainable raw materials. 61% of participating companies have set targets for switching to a more sustainable source of cotton, three quarters having a specific target for organic. Last year, 71 companies – ranging from adidas to … Read More

2016 Preferred Fiber & Materials Benchmark Sector Report

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The results of TE’s 2016 Preferred Fiber and Materials Benchmark Program, detailed in this Sector Report, show companies are setting ambitious targets for uptake of more sustainable raw materials. 61% of participating companies have set targets for switching to a more sustainable source of cotton, three quarters having a specific target for organic. Last year, 71 companies – ranging from adidas to … Read More