What data does Textile Exchange use to estimate the GHG impacts of different fibers and raw materials?
1. Global production volume data from Textile Exchange’s annual Materials Market Report (previously called the Preferred Fiber and Materials Market Report).
2. Sector split data aggregated by Textile Exchange, estimating the share of global production volume linked to the fashion, textile, and apparel industry versus other sectors, such as medical textiles and the automotive industry.
3. Global average GHG emission factors, sourced from Life Cycle Assessment studies on fibers and raw materials.