What is the scope of the GHG impact modeling conducted by Textile Exchange against the 45% target?
2022 was the first year Textile Exchange was able to isolate the production volumes and impacts related specifically to the fashion, textile, and apparel sector. Previous calculations included global production across all use cases, such as automotive and industrial sectors. We will continue to refine this sector-split methodology.
The GHG impact modeling against the 45% reduction target looks at climate impacts only (not including carbon removals), and does not include other impact areas such as biodiversity, soil health, and, water.
The full list of included and excluded fibers and raw materials and the associated modeling approach, along with other details on the GHG impact reporting methodology, are all included in the GHG impact reporting methodology document. This can be found in the library of the Impact Measurement community on The Textile Exchange Hub.