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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Climate+

Under the Climate+ strategic direction, Textile Exchange will be the driving force for urgent climate action with a goal of 45% reduced CO2 emissions from textile fiber and material production by 2030.

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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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2021 Call for Breakouts OPEN!

Deadline: March 19. We will evaluate breakout session proposals against Climate+ and our 2021 conference theme: Reset. Rethink. Redesign. Regenerate. Apply today!

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2025 Recycled Polyester Challenge

Textile Exchange and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action challenge the apparel industry to commit to bringing the percentage of recycled polyester up from 14% to 45% at 17.4 million metric tons by 2025. 

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Organic textile sector reaches a significant milestone in testing for GMO cotton

Learn about the global ISO IWA 32:2019 proficiency test initiative collaboration between GOTS, OCA and Textile Exchange.

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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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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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Webinar: OCRT e-Learning Series: Part 1: How to incorporate in-conversion cotton into your preferred materials strategy?

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First Plenary Meeting of the Mongolian Sustainable Cashmere Platform

Cotton Sustainability Digital Series Hosted By BCI

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Recycled Polyester Round Table Monthly Meeting

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

Bremen Cotton Exchange Conference

Webinar: Patagonia’s “Communicating in Historic Times”

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

Bremen Cotton Exchange Conference

Pre-Innovation Forum Workshop

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

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New York Home Fashions Market Week

New York Home Fashions Market Week

1st Sustainable Fashion Tokyo – FASHION WORLD TOKYO

New York Home Fashions Market Week

1st Sustainable Fashion Tokyo – FASHION WORLD TOKYO

New York Home Fashions Market Week

1st Sustainable Fashion Tokyo – FASHION WORLD TOKYO

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Cashmere World 2021

Cashmere World 2021

Cashmere World 2021

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