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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News Center

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2021 Organic Cotton Market Report Released Today

Learn about the 2021 Organic Cotton Market Report and its forecast for the organic cotton sector:

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The textile companies creating material change

GreenBiz feature on the Material Change Index (MCI). Published May 26. 2021

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Textile Exchange Launches 2020 Material Change Insights Report

Learn about how the participating companies are progressing in their shift to preferred materials

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Identifying Low Carbon Sources of Cotton and Polyester

Learn about Textile Exchange’s response to the UN’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action Raw Materials Working Group recent report.

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Leather Impact Accelerator Drop-In Clinics

View the schedule for Spring 2021 schedule for LIA info sessions. Open to all!

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Member-only Ask-Me-Anything w/OCA

Textile Exchange is launching a series of Ask Me Anything’s (AMA’s) on The Hub, exclusively for members. Bart Vollaard– Executive Director, The Organic Cotton Accelerator- is taking the reins on March 18. Learn more.

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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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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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Higg Index Facility Tools Summit – AMER/EMEA

Higg Index Facility Tools Summit – AMER/EMEA

Webinar: Responsible Animal Framework (RAF) In Action

Webinar: Sustainability in Manmade Cellulosic Fiber Production

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APLF Leather Materials+

APLF Leather Materials+

Responsible Leather Round Table: Meeting Industry Goals and Commitments with the Leather Impact Accelerator (LIA)

APLF Leather Materials+

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Spinexpo New York

Spinexpo New York

Spinexpo New York

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Texworld New York City Summer 2021

Texworld New York City Summer 2021

Webinar: Insights webinar: Creating Material Change – The State of the Sector in 2020 (South Pacific friendly time)

Texworld New York City Summer 2021

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Evolving Textile Exchange Standards to Meet Climate+ Goals

ISPO Munich Online

Webinar: Content Claim Standard 3.0 Launch

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