CONVENTIONAL TO TRANSITIONAL TO ORGANIC TO REGENERATIVE ORGANIC COTTON: HOW MUCH COTTON DOES IT TAKE?

By Brent Crossland, Textile Exchange There is no doubt that interest and demand are increasing for more responsibly grown cotton.  As consumers become more aware of preferred options for apparel goods, an increased focus on cotton production is gaining momentum. In a recent consumer research report from Regenforthenextgen™, when asked, “What would you like to see companies and brands do … Read More

Textile Exchange Certifications Impacts by COVID-19

Due to travel restrictions, on-site audits for our standards are not possible in many countries. The Textile Exchange TEam is working with certification bodies to develop solutions to maintain the credibility of our standards through this time. It is Textile Exchange’s intent that no certified company will lose their certification due to delays in auditing caused by COVID-19. Textile Exchange staff are … Read More

Textile Exchange COVID-19 Statement

In uncertain times like this, we are reminded just how connected we are to each other. We may be separated by borders and distance, but a global pandemic knows no bounds and shows no favoritism or prejudice. Our thoughts are with all who are feeling the impacts of COVID-19. In differing ways, we are all feeling the effects of this … Read More

Press Kit: New Responsible Mohair Standard and Updated Responsible Wool Standard

Access RMS Quotes Download Images Here Download Press Release Here Lubbock, Texas | March 18, 2020 – Textile Exchange announces the release of the Responsible Mohair Standard (RMS) alongside the first revision to the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) that was originally released in 2016.   The newly released Responsible Mohair Standard verifies and identifies mohair produced in farming systems that respects animal welfare and the environment. The RMS applies a strong assurance system to perform regular audits of … Read More

NEW Initiative: Accelerating Circularity to Eliminate Textile Waste

via Fibre2Fashion Accelerating Circularity, a new apparel industry collaborative project, has launched efforts to accelerate textile industry’s move from linear to circular. Its project partners are ensuring broad stakeholder representation by collaborating with industry organizations on this work including sharing information, amplifying key messages & streamlining of efforts. With figures from Environmental Protection Agency showing that 15 million tons of … Read More

Davos 2019 | Benchmarking the SDGs

By Liesl Truscott  I’ve just returned from Davos where the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) hosted a roundtable to discuss the role of corporates in meeting the SDGs – shining a light on the new “SDG2000”. The SDG2000 is a list of 2000 companies identified by the WBA as potentially having the biggest impact on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). … Read More

Textile Exchange Stands Behind LCA of Organic Cotton

Textile Exchange’s 2014 Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of Organic Cotton that was produced in 2014 by thinkstep (formerly PE International and now part of Sphera), a neutral third-party, is being questioned in an opinion piece that will be published by Apparel Insider in its bi-monthly printed magazine expected to come out November 2019. The overall intent of the articles written … Read More

SupplyShift and Textile Exchange Partnership

SupplyShift and Textile Exchange Partner to Accelerate Industry-Wide Responsible Supply Chains in Textiles and Apparel Learn More Here 6/19/19, Santa Cruz, CA: SupplyShift, a leading responsible sourcing and supply chain transparency software platform, has announced a partnership with non-profit industry group Textile Exchange to accelerate responsible sourcing practices across global textile and apparel supply chains. The partnership adds a streamlined set … Read More

WWD | Buy Better, Wear Longer, Dispose Smarter: Know Your Clothes Like a Pro

via WWD | April 22, 2019 Read full article here Think Tank: Buy Better, Wear Longer, Dispose Smarter: Know Your Clothes Like a Pro LaRhea Pepper, managing director of the Textile Exchange, shares how to “go the extra green mile.” By La Rhea Pepper on April 22, 2019 Fashion brands nowadays are becoming more eco-aware, and so are consumers. From production to … Read More

Coherent policies driving sustainable food systems

View Original Article Here  via Nature.com Organic farming is an important role model for changing the current agriculture and food system, argue eleven international experts in the renowned scientific journal Nature Sustainability. They call for coherent policies that support sustainable food systems, incentivize better farming practices, and raise the bar of what is acceptable in farming in the 21st century. … Read More