About Us

We Are Textile Exchange

Textile Exchange is a global nonprofit that creates leaders in the preferred fiber and materials industry.

What we do:

In short, we build a community that can collectively accomplish what no individual or company can do alone. We develop, manage, and promote a suite of leading industry standards, as well as collect and publish critical industry data and insights that enable brands and retailers to measure, manage and track their use of preferred fiber and materials.

How we do it:

With a robust membership representing leading brands, retailers, and suppliers, Textile Exchange is positively impacting climate through accelerating the use of preferred fibers across the global textile industry.

Climate+

With our new Climate+ strategy, Textile Exchange is the driving force for urgent climate action on textile fiber and materials with a goal of 45% reduced CO2 emissions from textile fiber and material production by 2030. By benchmarking the industry and providing actionable tools for improvement, Textile Exchange is driving a race to the top. Learn more here.

Driving Industry Transformation

We work closely with our members and leaders across the textile sector to accomplish five principal goals:
  1. Drive an increase in the adoption of preferred fibers and materials.​
  2. Increase integrity throughout the value chain via the adoption of standards and certifications.
  3. Enable collective impact and action across the industry.​
  4. Raise awareness about the positive, meaningful changes accomplished.​
  5. Use the Sustainable Development Goals as a common vocabulary and reporting framework.
By accomplishing these goals, we believe we can catalyze transformative change that will result in a more sustainable, responsible textile industry.

Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision:

We envision a global textile industry that protects and restores the environment, while enhancing lives. By 2030 we aspire to guide the textile industry to reduce GHG emissions (CO2 equivalents) by 45% from a 2020 baseline.

Our Mission:

Textile Exchange inspires and equips people to accelerate adoption of preferred materials in the textile value chain. We focus on carbon reduction, soil health, water and biodiversity as part of our holistic approach to drive positive impact for the entire industry.

Our Strategy:

Our strategy is to accelerate climate action in the textile industry by providing trusted data and reporting, market-based solutions, and a community that can do what no single company or organization can do alone.
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Our Team

Textile Exchange is a global, virtual organization with team members across 15 countries. Learn more about our team of experts here.

Background

History:

Founded as Organic Exchange in 2002, Textile Exchange is a global non-profit organization that works closely with all sectors of the textile supply chain. Textile Exchange identifies and shares best practices regarding farming, materials, processing, traceability, and product end-of-life in order to create positive impacts on water, soil, air, animals and the human population created around the world by the textile industry. Textile Exchange expanded from a focus solely on organic cotton in 2010 to include a diverse preferred fiber and materials portfolio.

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