PREFERRED FIBER & MATERIALS (PFM) BENCHMARK PROGRAM

TE DESCRIBES PREFERRED FIBER & MATERIALS AS:

A fiber, material or product that is ecologically and socially progressive; One that has been selected because it has more sustainable properties in comparison to other options.

WHAT MAKES A FIBER OR MATERIAL PREFERRED?

A recognized industry standard in place that confirms its status as preferred.

Sustainability criteria developed through a formalized multi-stakeholder process.

Objectively tested or verified as having superior sustainability attributes, such as through a peer-reviewed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

WHAT MAKES A FIBER OR MATERIAL PREFERRED?

A recognized industry standard in place that confirms its status as preferred.

Sustainability criteria developed through a formalized multi-stakeholder process.

Objectively tested or verified as having superior sustainability attributes, such as through a peer-reviewed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

A PORTFOLIO APPROACH

A portfolio approach is the process of building a suite of preferred fibers and materials, from a choice of preferred options, through the consideration of impacts and organizational priorities.
PFM PORTFOLIO
COTTON
SYNTHETHICS
MM CELLULOSICS
ANIMAL FIBERS
  • Connector.Connector.

    Better Cotton Initiative

  • Connector.Connector.

    Cotton made in Africa

  • Connector.Connector.

    Fair Trade

  • Connector.Connector.

    Organic Cotton

  • Connector.Connector.

    Organic Fair Trade

  • Connector.Connector.

    REEL Cotton

  • Connector.Connector.

    Recycled Cotton

  • Connector.Connector.

    Recycled Polyester

  • Connector.Connector.

    Recycled Nylon

  • Connector.Connector.

    Bio Synthetics

  • Connector.Connector.

    Lyocell

  • Connector.Connector.

    Preferred Modal

  • Connector.Connector.

    Preferred Viscose

  • Connector.Connector.

    Recycled MM Cellulosics

  • Connector.Connector.

    Certified Down

  • Connector.Connector.

    Recycled Down

  • Connector.Connector.

    Responsible Wool

  • Connector.Connector.

    Recycled Wool

[Note: ▇ PFM modules available in PFM Benchmark Program 2017  ▇ PFM modules under consideration]

PFM PORTFOLIO

COTTON
  • Connector.Connector.

    Better Cotton Initiative

  • Connector.Connector.

    Cotton made in Africa

  • Connector.Connector.

    Fair Trade

  • Connector.Connector.

    Organic Cotton

  • Connector.Connector.

    Organic Fair Trade

  • Connector.Connector.

    REEL Cotton

  • Connector.Connector.

    Recycled Cotton

SYNTHETHICS
  • Connector.Connector.

    Recycled Polyester

  • Connector.Connector.

    Recycled Nylon

  • Connector.Connector.

    Bio Synthetics

MM CELLULOSICS
  • Connector.Connector.

    Lyocell

  • Connector.Connector.

    Preferred Viscose

  • Connector.Connector.

    Recycled MM Cellulosics

  • Connector.Connector.

    Preferred Modal

ANIMAL FIBERS
  • Connector.Connector.

    Certified Down

  • Connector.Connector.

    Recycled Down

  • Connector.Connector.

    Recycled Wool

  • Connector.Connector.

    Responsible Wool

[Note: ▇ PFM modules available in PFM Benchmark Program 2017  ▇ PFM modules under consideration]

CONTACT US
Liesl Truscott, European & Materials Strategy Director Liesl@TextileExchange.org  Lisa Emberson, Materials Platform Coordinator Lisa@TextileExchange.org