Preferred Synthetics

Preferred Synthetics is a term used by Textile Exchange referring to synthetic fibers that are ecologically and/or socially progressive because they have more sustainable properties in comparison to other conventional options. Synthetics currently defined by Textile Exchange as preferred includes: recycled polyester, recycled nylon, and potentially biosynthetics. Third party industry standards to support the chain of custody of a recycled textile include the Recycled Content Standard (RCS) and the Global Recycled Standard (GRS). In addition, the GRS includes environmental, chemical and social criteria.