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

Transformational Integrity – addressing the root causes of integrity issues in the organic cotton sector.

Brittany Moore

Textile Exchange has been championing organic cotton within the textile industry for over sixteen years now, pioneering an integrity and standards division with the aim of continuous improvement, long before it became fashionable to do so. It’s clear from discussions over the last few years that integrity has surfaced as a “hot topic” that warrants further effort.  With so many groups … 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

Kering & Textile Exchange | A World Beyond Certification: A best practices guide for organic cotton trade models

Rita Luppino

Kering and Textile Exchange published two comprehensive guides on the organic cotton trade 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 organic … Read More

2017 Preferred Fiber & Materials Insider Series

Rita Luppino

This year, in celebration of Textile Exchange’s 15th anniversary, we are launching our first “Insider Series”. As we were researching the Preferred Fiber & Materials Market Report, we uncovered a rich and diverse set of stories from people who are really making a difference in textile sustainability. We decided to bring these together into this Insider Series, and the result … Read More