2018 Results & Leaderboards


Leaders Circle (presented alphabetically)

The Leaders Circle includes the top scoring participants against the 2018 Benchmark. The Circle celebrates top performers across the qualitative as well as quantitative elements of the Index, including Strategy, Supply Chain, Consumer Engagement, as well as Consumption.

We welcome the new approach that Textile Exchange is taking in moving from ranking brands solely on volume toward recognizing brands for their holistic leadership in preferred fibers and materials. The new Leaders Circles aim to recognize brands that are going beyond volumes, toward holistic and impactful material strategies and a new era of preferred fiber and material sourcing approaches.

– Jeffrey Hogue, C&A

Vallabh and Prabhaben, organic cotton farmers. Photo: Ben Langdon for C&A Foundation

2018 Snapshot

111 Companies | 17 Countries | Estimated Turnover US$ 1.65 Trillion | 80 Returning Participants | 43 Founders Club | 31 New Participants

  • AB Lindex
    adidas AG
    ALANA (dm-drogerie markt)
    ALDI Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG
    ALDI South International
    Amberoot
    ARMEDANGELS (Social Fashion Company GmbH)
    Arthur and Henry
    ASOS
    Bluey Merino
    Boll & Branch
    Brooks Running
    Burberry
    Burton
    C&A Global
    Columbia Sportswear Company
    Continental® (Continental Clothing)
    Coop Switzerland
    Cotonea (Gebr. Elmer & Zweifel)
    Country Road Group
    Coyuchi, Inc.
    Cream Workwear
    DECATHLON
    Dedicated
    Dibella
    EarthPositive® (Continental Clothing)
  • EILEEN FISHER, Inc.
    Esprit
    Ethicus
    Fair Share (Continental Clothing)
    Fat Face Ltd
    Fjällräven International
    Forest srl
    FRILUFTS
    G-Star RAW C.V.
    Gap Inc.
    greenfibres
    Gucci
    H&M
    Hanky Panky
    Helly Hansen AS
    HempAge AG
    Hemtex
    Hess Natur-Textilien GmbH
    House of Fraser
    HUGO BOSS
    Icebreaker
    Indigenous Designs
    Inditex Group
    Inter Ikea Group
    KALANI-Home
    KappAhl Sverige AB
    Kathmandu
    Kering
    KnowledgeCotton Apparel
  • Kuyichi B.V.
    LA SIESTA
    Levi Strauss & Co.
    Loomstate
    Mantis World
    Mara Hoffman
    Marc O’Polo
    Marks and Spencer
    MEC
    METAWEAR
    Mini Rodini
    MQ
    Mud Jeans International BV
    Nature USA/BGREEN
    New Balance Athletics, Inc.
    Next Retail Ltd
    NIKE, Inc.
    Norrøna Sport
    Nudie Jeans
    Otto Group
    Outerknown
    Pact
    Patagonia
    People Tree
    prAna
    PUMA SE
    PVH Corp
    Ramblers Way Farm, LLC
    RE.SUSTAIN
  • REI
    Sainsburys
    Salvage® (Continental Clothing)
    Samsonite
    SKFK
    Stanley/Stella
    Stella McCartney
    Target Corporation
    Tchibo GmbH
    Ted Baker (No Ordinary Designer Label Limited)
    Tesco
    Teva (Deckers Brands)
    The North Face
    TIERRA
    Timberland
    toad & co
    Trendsetter International
    UGG (Deckers Brands)
    Under the Canopy
    VARNER
    Veja
    Volcom
    Washbär (Triaz GmbH)
    WestPoint Home LLC
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
    WOOLWORTHS (PTY) LTD
    zLabels GmbH

At Inditex, we are committed now and in the future to doing business sustainably and responsibly. As part of this, we have a clear commitment to using resources efficiently in our supply chain. The Corporate Fiber & Materials Benchmark has become a key component of this strategy enabling us to measure our progress in the use of sustainable raw materials.

– Felix Poza, Inditex

“Aunty”, Collector, India. Photo: Plastics for Change

Leaderboards

About the Leaderboards

The Preferred Fiber & Materials* Leaderboards are based on the participating companies’ self-reported consumption data**.

Preferred Fiber & Materials Leaderboards include:

  • Top by Volume: Companies that reported the highest consumption volumes for 2017.
  • Top by Growth: Companies that reported their consumption for 2016 and 2017 and showed the highest growth rate over the two years.
  • 100% Club: Companies belonging to the 100% Club have achieved the status of all relative fiber coming from the relative fiber/material or portfolio.
  • Race To The Top: Companies that are closing the gap between conventional and preferred fibers in their portfolio. (This ranking excludes companies that belong to the 100% Club.)

Preferred Fiber & Materials Leaderboards currently cover the following:

  • Preferred Cotton: Organic | Organic Fair Trade | Recycled | Portfolio (BCI, CmiA, Fair Trade, Organic, Organic Fair Trade, Recycled)
  • Preferred Polyester: Recycled
  • Preferred Manmade Cellulosics: pLyocell | Portfolio (pLyocell, pModal, pViscose according to definition)
  • Preferred Down: Portfolio (Responsible Down Standard (RDS), Traceable Down Standard (TDS), Downpass, Recycled)
  • Preferred Wool: Portfolio (Organic, Responsible Wool Standard (RDS) and equivalencies, Recycled)

*See definitions for further details of Preferred Fiber & Materials
**While Textile Exchange reviews all data entries, checks calculations, and carries out consistency checks, it does not verify the accuracy of the data. That responsibility remains with the participating company.

Organic Cotton

Recycled Cotton

Portfolio

BCI | CmiA | Fair Trade | Organic | Organic Fair Trade | REEL Cotton | Recycled Cotton

* Uses either 100% organic cotton or a mix of organic and recycled cotton.

At ASOS we have analyzed the environmental footprint of the fibers we use in our garments and home textiles. We scoped out our consumption leading to the prioritization and action plan for cotton, polyester and viscose. Using the PFMB as a research tool, we have created a fiber switching framework for our retail teams to follow in order to switch to more sustainable alternatives. We have used the PFMB to benchmark our progress in relation to other retailers and brands to support our sustainability strategy, and continue to refer to it as a key resource.

– Tara Luckman, ASOS

Cotton Recycler, Spain. Photo: Recover/ Hilaturas Ferre S.A.

Benchmark Dashboard

The PFM Benchmark dashboard provides an overview of the reported PFM consumption, portion of total consumption the PFM claim represents, and an equivalent estimated benefit based upon the PFM volume.

Uptake & Outcome Benefits

Preferred Cotton

2018: 940,533 mt
2017: 622,359 mt
2016: 319,248 mt

47%
47% Preferred Cotton
53% Conventional Cotton
1.15 million ha
Land under organic or
improved management
Preferred Polyester

2018: 98,052 mt
2017: 50,139 mt
2016: 43,482 mt

8%
8% Preferred Polyester
92% Virgin Polyester
5.93 billion
PET bottles diverted
from landfill
Preferred Manmade Cellulosics

2018: 35,273 mt
2017: 25,802 mt
2016: – no data

3.4%
3.4% Preferred MMCs
96.6% Conventional Viscose
13,539 ha
Area of sustainably
sourced wood
Preferred Down

2018: 2,732 mt
2017: 1,710 mt
2016: 892 mt

94%
94% Preferred Down
6% Conventional Down
122 million
Number of birds covered
Preferred Wool

2018: 2,772 mt
2017: – no data
2016: – no data

20%
20% Preferred Wool
80% Conventional Wool
244,000
Organic or RWS equivalent
number of sheep
26,904 mt
rCotton fiber upcycled into
new textile products
1,553 mt
rWool fiber upcycled into
new textile products

We are very pleased to be ranked in the PFM leaderboards for the second year running. By participating in the PFM Benchmark, ALDI North gains valuable information on the development of our efforts towards more sustainable textile fibers, compared to the results of other relevant actors in the market. The results motivate us to gradually increase our use of more sustainable fibers and hence to achieve even better results in years to come. The PFM Benchmark also enables us to further commit to ambitious goals, e.g. to increase the use of sustainable cotton for the German market to 30% in 2018, and thus supports our shift towards a more transparent and sustainable textile value chain.

– Rayk Mende, ALDI Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG

Upcycling the oceans. Photo: Ecoalf

Terminology & Methodologies



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About organic cotton

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Benchmark

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