Textile Exchange is a global non-profit that works closely with our members to drive industry transformation in preferred fibers, integrity and standards and responsible supply networks.


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 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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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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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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1st Annual 2025 Sustainable Cotton Challenge Report Released!

The 2025 Sustainable Cotton Challenge Report provides information and statistics on the achievements and impacts sustainable cotton programs are having on water, communities, soil quality, biodiversity and social considerations and regulations.

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Woman’s Day Magazine | Are Your Fast-Fashion Clothes Killing Farmers?

La Rhea Pepper of Textile Exchange sat down with Woman’s Day to discuss her journey with organic cotton  farming and our mission to reduce the impacts of fashion through the use of sustainable farming & organic fibers.

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New Puerto Rico Cotton Study

This study draws on the recent reintroduction of cotton to Haiti by the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) as the basis for mapping out a similar scenario for Puerto Rico.

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Milestone Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action launched

Leading brands, retailers & suppliers have agreed to collectively address the climate impact of the fashion sector across its entire value chain by launching the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.

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Our 2018 Preferred Fiber and Materials Market Report is a unique analysis of preferred fibers focusing on the industry’s supply side, analyzing production volumes, availability and emerging fiber trends.

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2018 Preferred Fiber & Materials Benchmark Insights Report

The PFM Benchmark has evolved over three years of operation into the largest peer to peer comparison initiative in the sector. 111 companies participated in 2018.

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2018 Organic Cotton Market Report

The Textile Exchange Organic Cotton Market Report providing a deep dive into the global production trends, challenges, opportunities and inspiring stories from across the organic cotton sector.

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Recycled Polyester is Helping Lift Fiber’s Sales and Image

Polyester’s recycled fibers with high environmental quotient are in the spotlight. ‘Recycled polyester is going to continue to grow and Textile Exchange is doing a lot of work on it.’- Karla Magruder, founder of Fabrikology/lead for Textile Exchange’s rPET Working Group

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Threading the Needle: Weaving SDGs in the Textile, Retail, and Apparel Industry

Textile Exchange joined forces with KPMG LLP  to develop this report: a culmination of industry interviews, non-government organization inputs, and desk research, the report highlights practical examples for companies in the sector and beyond, grappling with how to integrate the SDGs into their core business and global supply chain.

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Burkina Faso | Regional Organic Cotton Round Table

The Regional OCRT will take place on 28th September 2018 in Koudougou, Burkina Faso. The Regional OCRT will put the spotlight on opportunities for organic cotton in the region, as well as on finding solutions to the region’s main barriers to growth.

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2017 Preferred Fiber & Materials (PFM) Benchmark Participants

A World Wide Program consisting of 97 Companies | 19 Countries | 73 Returnees | 24 New Participants

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At ISPO Munich 2018 Micheal Schragger from The Sustainable Fashion Academy together with the European Outdoor Group and ISPO set out to get the industries perspective on the current state of its sustainability efforts and conducted interviews with a number of experts, including Textile Exchange’s Senior Manager of Industry Integrity, Ashley Gill. Learn about how the Responsible Down Standard creates supply chain transparency among leading apparel brands.

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Patagonia x Responsible Wool Standard

Via Patagonia: We are happy to have accomplished our goal and to update you that as of fall 2018, all of the wool in our products has been certified to the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS), from farm to finished product. As part of our wider responsibly sourced wool strategy, we have worked not only with the farmers raising the sheep but with our entire manufacturing supply chain to obtain certification to the RWS. This has meant that everyone from the scourer/top maker (who washes and initially processes the raw or greasy wool), the spinner (who takes the clean wool and turns it into yarn), to the finished goods factory all underwent audits to ensure they had strict chain of custody practices in place. This ensures that the responsible wool that was shorn at the certified farms was not mixed or swapped with conventional wool from other sources. This effort has spanned multiple supply chains and countries. In 2015 there were no RWS certified wool farms nor processors, but since then Patagonia and other concerned brands, suppliers and ranchers have helped increase adoption within the industry.

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To be a true luxury brand today you have to have a strong commitment to raw material.” Our #ResponsibleWool Standard in Wallpaper Magazine for supply chain transparency & ethical animal welfare. Written by Laura Hawkins, Photography Geordie Wood.

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Responsible Wool at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Textile Exchange member Ralph Lauren partnered w/ member Imperial Stock Ranch to make this year’s #TeamUSA uniform sweaters, hats & mittens w/ #ResponsibleWool, which ensures animal welfare & grazing land. (Photo Ralph Lauren)


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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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2019 Textile Sustainability Conference


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Events for April 2019

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Preferred Fiber and Materials (PFM) Benchmark Orientation Webinars

Preferred Fiber and Materials (PFM) Benchmark Orientation Webinars

Global Change Award

International Textile Marketing Innovation Summit

International Textile Marketing Innovation Summit





Earth Day 2019

OEKO-TEX® Certificate Summit 2019

OEKO-TEX® Certificate Summit 2019

Responsible Mohair Webinar


Hub Launch Webinar | Member-only


Demystifying the Textile Certification Process Webinar by NSF

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UNITED BY ACTION Accelerating Sustainability in Textiles and Fashion | The 2018 Textile Sustainability Conference brought together a powerful community of brands, retailers and companies, large and small, from across the textile world—all seeking to create a more sustainable and responsible fiber and materials industry. This year’s conference took place at the Milano Congressi, one of Europe’s largest convention centers, in the heart of Milan, Italy. #TextileExchange18 was our largest conference turnout to date-with over 800 attendees and 145 speakers from 43 countries!

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