Standards, Recycled Material Specialist

About Us 

Textile Exchange is a global non-profit driving a positive impact on climate change across the fashion and textile industry. It guides a growing community of brands, manufacturers, and farmers toward 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 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 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 

The Recycled Materials Specialist is part of the Textile Exchange Standards team, the department responsible for the development and maintenance of various textile sector sustainability standards used for independent auditing and certification. This position will serve as our team expert on recycled materials that form the basis of the Global Recycled Standard (GRS), Recycled Claim Standard (RCS), as well as the developing unified standard system. Expertise in recycled materials includes eligibility for different reclaimed input materials, recycling technologies, as well as concepts to improve resource utilization and reduce waste in textile processing. The Recycled Materials Specialist will have/develop a strong foundation and expertise with certification standards, working on related topics covering implementation and interpretation of standard areas pertaining to recycled materials, as well as related policies and systems that support the implementation of the standards. 

Like all positions at Textile Exchange, the role will be primarily home-based. Textile Exchange is a US-based, remote-working organization with a global team. This position is open to domestic and international candidates with some overlap of working hours with the US Pacific Standard Time zone required. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

1) Recycled Standards Lead 

2) Ongoing Recycled Material Initiatives 

Employment Package 

How to Apply:

Please submit the following here 

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

Textile Exchange is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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