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Soil Health Specialist 

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About Us 

Textile Exchange is a global nonprofit organization driving a positive impact on climate change across the fashion and textile industry. It guides a growing community of brands, manufacturers, and farmers towards more purposeful production from the very start of the supply chain. 

By 2030, its goal is to guide the industry to achieve a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions within the fiber and raw material production. Its focus is holistic and interconnected, accelerating the adoption of practices that improve the state of our water, soil health, and biodiversity too. 

For real change to happen, everyone needs a clear path to a positive impact. That’s why Textile Exchange believes that approachable, step-by-step instruction paired with collective action can change the system to make preferred materials and fibers an accessible default, mobilizing leaders through attainable strategies, proven solutions, and a driven community. 

At Textile Exchange, materials matter. To learn more, visit TextileExchange.org. 

Working at Textile Exchange 

We work remotely with a team located in 20+ countries. We are a diverse group committed to harnessing the strengths of the global textile industry to accelerate change toward climate and other key environmental goals. We work collaboratively on important environmental issues around the world by working and interacting with farming groups, processors, brands, retailers, and environmental experts in the textile and fashion industries around the world. We offer an opportunity to join a cutting-edge global environmental nonprofit and to help strengthen the impact of our organization. Each Textile Exchange employee is offered a competitive compensation package with paid time off, a yearly bonus, opportunities for continuing education, and more. 

Job Summary  

Textile Exchange is seeking a soil health technical expert to join our team in a full-time capacity. Soil health is one of four key impact areas outlined in the Textile Exchange Climate+ strategy, which acknowledges climate impacts as the priority for the industry while also recognizing the need to address the other interdependent impact areas of biodiversity, water, and soil health. 

One of Textile Exchange’s priority initiatives is Regenerative Agriculture, conducting needed research and convening the industry around action projects that drive beneficial outcomes. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an agronomist or soil scientist to directly engage with the global apparel, textile, and footwear industry and drive the achievement of its collective sustainability goals. You will work cross-functionally in support of all of Textile Exchange’s priority fiber categories (cotton & crops, animal fibers, man-made cellulosic, and synthetics including biosynthetics) and key tools (standards, fiber, and materials decision-making tools, and Corporate Fiber & Materials Benchmark.) You will play a key role in helping the industry align around soil health metrics, methodologies, and data collection mechanisms, including support for ongoing development and pilot testing, in partnership with the Textile Exchange Climate+ and Data & Technology teams. You will work with both internal and external stakeholders to advise on soil health best practices and data, as applicable to key apparel, textile, and footwear agricultural systems. 

Reports to: Climate+ Strategy Director 

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Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are submitted. Early application is strongly encouraged. 

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