Textile Exchange is a global nonprofit. With a robust membership representing leading brands, retailers, and suppliers, Textile Exchange is positively impacting the climate through accelerating the use of preferred materials across the global textile industry.


Preferred MATERIALS

The industry relies on our expertise when making informed decisions about which preferred fibers and materials to use and in communicating a product’s sustainability attributes to consumers.

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Standards & Certifications

Standards and certifications are one of the most powerful transparency tools in the industry. See how we certify best practices in farming, animal welfare, and product processing.

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Programs & Working Groups

We work to create leaders in the industry by providing learning opportunities, tools, insight, standards, data, measurement and benchmarking —and by building a community that can collectively accomplish what no individual or company can do alone.

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SDG Resources

View our database of information on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other helpful resources to aide in overall understanding of how sourcing countries and peer companies are engaging with the SDGs.

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News Center

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Leather Impact Accelerator 0.1 and Pilot Year Launch

Read about Leather Impact Accelerator (LIA) 0.1 and the start of a one-year pilot phase for implementation of the program components.

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Textile Exchange Position on Human Rights

Read about our stance on social issues in the industry.

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New Biodiversity Benchmark Launched

The Biodiversity Benchmark will enable companies to understand their impacts and dependencies on nature in their materials sourcing strategies.

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Textile Exchange Adds Depth to Senior Leadership

La Rhea Pepper named CEO and Claire Bergkamp joins as new COO.

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2020 Keynote

Hear a special message from Alexandra Cousteau.

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Cotton 2040 Impacts Alignment Working Group

Cotton 2040 Impacts Alignment Working Group and the Delta Project to take tangible steps towards alignment of impact measurement and reporting for sustainable cotton farming systems.

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Amazon’s Climate Pledge Friendly

Textile Exchange Supports Amazon’s Climate Pledge Friendly: Making It Easier for Customers to Discover and Shop for Sustainable Products.

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Like-minded organizations form an alliance of resources for the global value chain

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), ZDHC Foundation (ZDHC), Textile Exchange, and the Apparel Impact Institute (Aii) formed new partnerships in order to accelerate impact and drive new efficiencies for the industry.

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Gap + Textile Exchange to Publish Sustainable Fibers Toolkit for Apparel Industry

Gap’s Preferred Fiber Toolkit (PFT) is a resource to be used by sourcing/design teams to inform companies on meeting sustainability goals.

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2020 Organic Cotton Market Report

Textile Exchange’s 2020 Organic Cotton Market Report reveals data collected for the 2018/19 harvest year.

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Textile Exchange’s Position on Reports of Forced Labor

Textile Exchange is concerned and disturbed about the continued reports of forced labor in the Xinjiang region of China, where most of China’s organic cotton is grown.

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2020 Corporate Fiber and Materials Benchmark

Survey now live for brands and retailers!

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Textile Exchange, a Driving Force for Climate Action

As seen on Fashion United | July 14, 2020

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Join Our World Wide Partnership


A membership with Textile Exchange will help you navigate the complicated maze of the sustainable textile industry. We are a global nonprofit organization that focuses on minimizing the harmful impacts of the global textile industry and maximizing its positive effects. We partner with organizations of all types and sizes who want to advance their sustainability efforts. Since 2002 we have helped to establish best practices and fair business models for the entire supply network, from farm to retail.

When you become a Textile Exchange member, you’ll have access to industry experts, networking opportunities, one-on-one consulting, content standards, and the most comprehensive industry reports and tools. Our goal is to help you succeed.

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National Cotton Council (NCC) 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conference

National Cotton Council (NCC) 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conference

National Cotton Council (NCC) 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conference

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Texworld New York City

Leather Impact Accelerator (LIA) 0.1 Launch + Pilot Year

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Texworld New York City

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Webinar: Textile Exchange Webinar, Co-hosted by PEFC: Explore how sustainable forest management and responsible sourcing of MMCF creates lasting value for the world’s forests.

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Photo credit on top of page: Sappi, MMCF supplier and Textile Exchange Member

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