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
111 Companies | 17 Countries | Estimated Turnover US$ 1.65 Trillion | 80 Returning Participants | 43 Founders Club | 31 New Participants
- AB Lindex
ALANA (dm-drogerie markt)
ALDI Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG
ALDI South International
ARMEDANGELS (Social Fashion Company GmbH)
Arthur and Henry
Boll & Branch
Columbia Sportswear Company
Continental® (Continental Clothing)
Cotonea (Gebr. Elmer & Zweifel)
Country Road Group
EarthPositive® (Continental Clothing)
- EILEEN FISHER, Inc.
Fair Share (Continental Clothing)
Fat Face Ltd
G-Star RAW C.V.
Helly Hansen AS
Hess Natur-Textilien GmbH
House of Fraser
Inter Ikea Group
KappAhl Sverige AB
- Kuyichi B.V.
Levi Strauss & Co.
Marks and Spencer
Mud Jeans International BV
New Balance Athletics, Inc.
Next Retail Ltd
Ramblers Way Farm, LLC
Salvage® (Continental Clothing)
Ted Baker (No Ordinary Designer Label Limited)
Teva (Deckers Brands)
The North Face
toad & co
UGG (Deckers Brands)
Under the Canopy
Washbär (Triaz GmbH)
WestPoint Home LLC
WOOLWORTHS (PTY) LTD
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
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.
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.
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
2018: 940,533 mt
2017: 622,359 mt
2016: 319,248 mt
47% Preferred Cotton
53% Conventional Cotton
1.15 million ha
Land under organic or
2018: 98,052 mt
2017: 50,139 mt
2016: 43,482 mt
8% Preferred Polyester
92% Virgin Polyester
PET bottles diverted
Preferred Manmade Cellulosics
2018: 35,273 mt
2017: 25,802 mt
2016: – no data
3.4% Preferred MMCs
96.6% Conventional Viscose
Area of sustainably
2018: 2,732 mt
2017: 1,710 mt
2016: 892 mt
94% Preferred Down
6% Conventional Down
Number of birds covered
2018: 2,772 mt
2017: – no data
2016: – no data
20% Preferred Wool
80% Conventional Wool
Organic or RWS equivalent
number of sheep
rCotton fiber upcycled into
new textile products
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
The CFMB is managed through a portal called “Probench” developed by our software partners, 73Bit Ltd.
This Program is kindly sponsored by: