Build Your Fiber & Materials Strategy

Companies with a strong strategy take a systematic approach to climate action.

Companies with a preferred fiber and materials strategy take a systematic approach to integrating preferred fibers and materials into their business. This means moving towards sourcing more sustainable materials, but it also involves aligning with global efforts such as the Sustainable Development Goals and working towards transitioning to a circular economy.

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We’re helping brands establish best practices for fiber and materials strategies.

Every year, we benchmark companies’ progress toward more sustainable materials sourcing and publish the results in our Material Change Index. Here are the key criteria we look at.

A well-integrated materials strategy provides companies with a framework to identify risks, focus investment, and drive their sustainability performance.

The way we produce, (re)use, and dispose of or recycle our materials has an impact on nearly every one of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The fashion and textile industry gets most of its materials from farming, forests, or fossil fuels, making them a critical lever to manage climate impact.

Circular business models retain the value of all existing materials. They minimize waste and pollution and keep resources in the system.

Climate and nature are interconnected. If we’re going to mitigate climate change, we’ve got to protect and conserve biodiversity too.

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Understand materials and standards

We’re lighting the way to a more climate-friendly future for the industry by defining the criteria for preferred materials and helping brands understand where they come from.

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See how your company compares to others

We’ve created a common framework for brands to report on their progress in sustainable materials sourcing.