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.


FIBER AND 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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integrity and standards

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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2030 Strategy: Climate+

Under the Climate+ strategic direction, Textile Exchange will be the driving force for urgent climate action with a goal of 35-45% reduced CO2 emissions from textile fiber and material production by 2030.

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Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference catalyzes action to address the most urgent impacts

The 2019 conference was the largest conference on the topic of sustainable textiles ever held in North America with more than 900 industry leaders registered from 48 countries!

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Textile Exchange Stands Behind LCA of Organic Cotton

Read Textile Exchange’s stance on our 2014 Organic Cotton Life-Cycle Analysis.

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SupplyShift and Textile Exchange Partner to Accelerate Industry-Wide Responsible Supply Chains in Textiles and Apparel

Partnership combines expert textile industry group with leading supply chain transparency software platform.

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2019 Corporate Preferred Fiber & Materials Launched!

Textile Exchange’s Corporate Fiber & Materials Benchmark (CFMB), formerly known as the Preferred Fiber & Materials Benchmark, is now open! The CFMB will remain open until July 19, 2019.

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WWD | Buy Better, Wear Longer, Dispose Smarter

La Rhea Pepper, Managing Director of Textile Exchange, shares how to go the extra “green” mile.

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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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2018 PREFERRED FIBER AND MATERIALS MARKET REPORT

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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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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Textile Waste Webinar

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Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Sustainability Working Group (SWG)

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San Francisco: Free Movie Night and Discussion | The True Cost

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IPI impACT Conference: The science, policy, and practice of Nature-Based Solutions

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CONTROL UNION SUSTAINABILITY SEMINAR – 2019

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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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