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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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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Trends for Sustainability in 2020 – Creating Alignment and Action

Karen Newman, Consultant at the United Nations, shares insights and actions on what we should do as we enter the second half of 2020.

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2020 Preferred Fiber and Materials Market Report (PFMR) Released

New Textile Exchange report shows latest trends in the preferred fiber and materials market – growth in most areas but not at the speed and scale required.

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A future where resilience and regeneration runs through every fibre

A special blog post from Dr. Sally Uren at Forum for the Future about MMCF 2030.

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Learn more about the MMCF 2030 Vision

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2020 Virtual Conference

We’re going virtual for our 2020 Textile Sustainability Conference!

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NEW Material Change Insights Report

New report analyzes the textile industry’s progress toward more sustainable materials uptake and articulates a vision for post-COVID-19 materials strategies.

Standards Claims Framework – First Public Consultation

The process for the development of the Standards Claims Framework includes a 30-day public consultation period during which all interested stakeholders are invited to give input on the first draft  of the proposed claims language.

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Join Us in Charting the Future for Cashmere In Mongolia

The active support of international buyers is a vital ingredient in ensuring the long term success and sustainability of the Cashmere sector in Mongolia and its recovery from the current Covid-19 crisis.

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Content Claim Standard 3.0 Open Feedback Period Begins April 30, 2020

The Open Feedback Period begins on April 30, 2020 and closes on May 30, 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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Global Apparel Sourcing Expo: Digital Product Development

Webinar: Future of Sustainability 2020 – (US)

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Webinar: Transparency: How it is Re-Shaping the Textile Value Chain

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Sustainable Brands Virtual Event

rPET Round Table April Meeting

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Webinar: Responsible Mohair Standard (RMS) in Action

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Webinar: Textile Exchange and TextileGenesis Collaboration

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