Textile Exchange rPET Challenge

More than 45 renowned textile, apparel and retail companies—including major brands such as adidas, Dibella, Eileen Fisher, Gap Inc., H&M, IKEA, Lindex, MetaWear, Target and Timberland—have committed or are supporting an increase in their use of Recycled Polyester (rPET) by at least 25% by 2020, announced at Textile Exchange’s annual 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference, where more than 500 textile and … Read More


Textile Exchange is recognized as the leading data reporting source for the industry. This year, the Preferred Fiber & Materials Report and the Organic Cotton Market Report are joined by the Insider Series- an eclectic mix of industry leaders speaking from “inside” their organization. You can access all 3 reports here. Textile Exchange has expanded its Preferred Fiber & Materials Market … Read More

Textile Exchange Attendance at ISEAL Conference in June

For the fifth year in a row, Textile Exchange attended the ISEAL Global Sustainability Standards Conference, this time held in Zürich, Switzerland. Lee Tyler and Hanna Denes of the Integrity and Standards TEam were in attendance, along with 328 other attendees (their largest yet). The attendees cover a huge range of commodities and their industries. Similar to last year, the … Read More

Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) 2.0 & Global Recycled Standard (GRS) 4.0 Released

Recycled Claim Standard 2.0 and Global Recycled Standard 4.0 have both been revised and re-released with significant updates that strengthen them. Textile Exchange proudly announces the release of Recycled Claim Standard 2.0 (RCS) and Global Recycled Standard 4.0 (GRS). The newly revised versions of these #GlobalRecycled standards include updates that solidify the RCS and GRS as the leading standards for … Read More

Speakers Announced for Textile Sustainability Conference: Catalyzing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Industry thought leaders from around the globe will gather in Washington, D.C., Oct. 9-13, 2017 to create action and develop a 2030 roadmap for the textile industry. Textile Exchange prepares to welcome over 400 leaders from the textile and apparel industry for its annual Textile Sustainability Conference. The 2017 conference is a global event taking place in Washington, D.C. on … Read More

Quick Guide to Organic Cotton

What You Wear Matters! Quick Guide to Organic Cotton A Fact Sheet on Organic Cotton – Lower Impacts for Agriculture and Apparel Industries. Our newly released Quick Guide to Organic Cotton is an overview of the positive impacts of organic cotton, including frequently asked questions and supporting facts that indicate organic cotton is the preferred fiber choice compared to its … Read More

TExcursion: Connect With Africa

On May 1-10, 2017, Textile Exchange teamed-up with OrganiMark for TExcursion: Connect With Africa. We were joined by several industry leaders, including Target, Kering, Timberland, Anthesis, Change Agency and a film crew for an eye-opening, hands-on learning experience throughout South Africa’s sustainable land-based materials industry. OrganiMark, based in Pretoria, South Africa, brought our group to University of Pretoria, Loskop Cotton Farm … Read More

Supplier Spotlight: Appachi Eco-Logic Cotton

In the Supplier Spotlight, we like to showcase suppliers offering a special preferred fiber or material to the market. This month, the spotlight is on Appachi Eco-Logic in Tamil Nadu, India, which produces extra long staple “Eco-Logic” cotton fiber. Supplier Name: Appachi Eco-Logic Cotton Pvt Ltd Location: Tamil Nadu, India Product: Eco-Logic Cotton Fibre (ELS35) Profile: The Eco-Logic Cotton Fibre … Read More

Interview With Control Union, Partner of the Regional OCRT in Izmir

Being a long-term friend of TE’s, Control Union kindly chose to partner the recent Regional Organic Cotton Round Table in Izmir. Control Union is a strong actor in Turkey when it comes to organic textile certification, and we recently interviewed İsa Cem Topbaş, an auditor with the company, to hear his thoughts on the R-OCRT and what potential he sees … Read More

Great news from SmartFarming!

SmartFarming to launch its Cotton App for Indian farmers next week. At the Innovation Lab 2016 in Hamburg, the SmartFarming team pitched their in-progress plans for developing a smartphone app designed specifically for cotton farmers in India. The app is designed to provide tailor-made and real-time agricultural advice, connecting rural areas to the wealth of information and advice now available … Read More