2019 Conference Participation Guide

Rita Luppino

The 2019 Conference Participation Guide has details on sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, attendee and venue information, what to expect from the annual global conference and more! Contact Celeste@TextileExchange.org for sponsorship inquiries and Conference@TextileExchange.org for any other questions.

1st Annual 2025 Sustainable Cotton Challenge Report | 2018

Rita Luppino

This first annual 2025 Sustainable Cotton Challenge Report provides information and statistics on the achievements and impacts sustainable cotton programs are having on water, communities, soil quality, biodiversity and social considerations and regulations. By committing to use cotton from these initiatives and standards, the brands are ensuring that the intentions of their sustainable sourcing strategies are maintained and the integrity … Read More

2018 Textile Sustainability Conference Overview

Rita Luppino

The 2018 Textile Sustainability Conference brought together a powerful community of brands, retailers and companies, large and small, from across the textile world-all seeking to create a more sustainable and responsible fiber and materials industry. Access this year’s overview report to learn more about every plenary, session and conference announcements.

2018 Preferred Fiber & Materials Benchmark Insights Report

Donna Worley

Textile Exchange’s 2018 Preferred Fiber & Materials Benchmark Insights Report (PFMB) tracks brand-driven demand, measuring usage of preferred fibers and materials among participating brands and retailers, and analyzing strategies implemented by the companies to continue increasing the adoption of more sustainable fibers. The popular leaderboards, previously featured in the respective market reports, are only included in this Insights Report. 111 … Read More

2018 Preferred Fiber and Materials Benchmark Sector & Sub-Sector Feedback Report

Donna Worley

How can companies judge progress in their sustainability efforts – both year-on-year and in comparison with their peers? The Preferred Fiber & Materials (PFM) Benchmark provides a robust structure to help companies systematically measure, manage and integrate a preferred fiber and materials strategy into mainstream business operations, to compare progress, and to transparently communicate performance and progress to stakeholders. This … Read More

2018 Preferred Fiber and Materials Market Report

Donna Worley

Textile Exchange’s 2018 Preferred Fiber and Materials Market Report (PFMR) is a unique analysis of preferred fibers focusing on the industry’s supply side, analyzing production volumes, availability and emerging fiber trends. The report found that Lyocell production increased to 4.5% of all man-made cellulosics, up from 3% in 2016, and recycled polyester held steady at about 14% of total polyester … Read More

2018 Organic Cotton Market Report

Donna Worley

The 2018 Organic Cotton Market Report (OCMR) is a unique analysis of organic cotton focusing on the industry’s supply side, analyzing production volumes, availability and emerging fiber trends. The 2018 OCMR shows global organic cotton production grew 10% over the prior year, with the largest volumes coming from India, China, Turkey and Kyrgyzstan. While organic still occupies less than 1% … Read More

Threading the Needle

Rita Luppino

Published Sep 13, 2018 In 2015, the global community of businesses, governments, and civil society organizations agreed to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an unprecedented set of targets for people, planet, prosperity, and peace. The SDGs offer a framework to drive business value while impacting a transformative set of sustainability, economic, and social targets. Textile Exchange joined forces with … Read More

Quick Guide to Biosynthetics

Rita Luppino

Welcome to Textile Exchange’s Quick Guide to Biosynthetics – a concise review of the opportunities offered by developments in this area. The Guide has been produced as a companion piece to accompany the release of Textile Exchange’s new microsite, aboutbiosynthetics.org. Biosynthetics form part of Textile Exchange’s portfolio of Preferred Fiber & Materials (PFMs) because of their potential to reduce the … Read More

Kering & Textile Exchange | Organic Cotton: A fiber classification guide

Rita Luppino

Kering and Textile Exchange published two comprehensive guides on the organic cotton trade today in order to provide a blueprint for companies sourcing organic cotton, and incorporating it into their supply chains. As easy-to use tools, the guides demonstrate best practices and sourcing models for a more responsible trade.  Overall, the guides lift much of the burden off of sourcing … Read More