Material Summary: Mechanically Recycled Polyester

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Polyester feedstock can consist of either pre-consumer waste (material diverted from the waste stream during a manufacturing process) or post-consumer waste (material generated by households or by commercial, industrial or institutional facilities in their role as end-users of the product) which can no longer be used for its intended purpose. This includes returns of materials from the distribution chain. Learn … Read More

Material Summary: Viscose

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use viscose makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  This … Read More

Material Summary: Synthetic Rubber

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use synthetic rubber makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  … Read More

Material Summary: Spandex

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use Spandex makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  This … Read More

Material Summary: Silk

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use silk makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  This … Read More

Material Summary: Recycled Wool

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use recycled wool makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  This … Read More

Material Summary: Recycled Rubber

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use recycled rubber makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  … Read More

Material Summary: Recycled Nylon

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use recycled nylon makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  … Read More

Material Summary: Recycled Cotton

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use recycled cotton makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  … Read More

Material Summary: PTT

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use PTT makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  This … Read More

Material Summary: Preferred Leather

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use preferred leather makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  … Read More

Material Summary: Polyurethane

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use polyurethane makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  This … Read More

Material Summary: Polylactic Acid

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use polylactic acid makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  … Read More

Material Summary: Polyamide 11

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use polyamide makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  This … Read More

Material Summary: Organic Wool

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use organic wool makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  … Read More

Material Summary: Non-Mulesed Wool

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use non-mulesed wool makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  This … Read More

Material Summary: Natural Rubber

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use natural rubber makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  … Read More

Material Summary: Linen

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use linen makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  This … Read More

Material Summary: Lenzing TENCEL Lyocell

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use Lenzing TENCEL® lyocell makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  … Read More

Material Summary: Leather

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use leather makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  This … Read More

Material Summary: Hemp

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use hemp makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  This … Read More

Material Summary: Fairtrade Cotton

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use fairtrade cotton makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  … Read More

Material Summary: EVA

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use EVA makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  This … Read More

Material Summary: Down

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use down makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  This … Read More

Material Summary: CRAiLAR

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use CRAiLAR makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  This … Read More

Material Summary: Cotton Made In Africa

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use cotton made in Africa makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability … Read More

Material Summary: Conventional Polyester

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use conventional polyester makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  … Read More

Material Summary: Conventional Nylon

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use conventional nylon makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  … Read More

Material Summary: Conventional Cotton

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use conventional cotton makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  … Read More

Material Summary: Cleaner Cotton

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use Cleaner Cotton™ makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  This … Read More

Material Summary: Chemically Recycled Polyester

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use chemically recycled polyester makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles … Read More

Material Summary: Better Cotton

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use Better Cotton makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability profiles different.  … Read More

Material Summary: Bamboo Viscose

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This guide is designed for the reader to understand why the choice to use bamboo viscose makes a difference in the textile, apparel, & footwear industry. That choice could result in positive or negative impacts depending on the material and supply chain details. This guide provides a concise look at the agricultural, social, and processing differences that make material sustainability … Read More