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What’s included in my membership dues?

Is there a limit to the number of people allowed to access The Hub from a member company?

Who can access the Member Portal?

How do I access Textile Exchange’s Member Portal?

Are there any requirements to be a Member of Textile Exchange?

Does Membership in Textile Exchange include conference tickets?

Do I have to be a member to participate in Round Tables?

Does Membership in Textile Exchange allow me to use Textile Exchange Standards?

What is the Membership term?

How can I pay for Membership?

What are the benefits of Textile Exchange Membership?

Does Membership in Textile Exchange come with a list of suppliers?

How does Membership work for Holding Companies?

What is the difference between Supply Network Partner and Brand/Retail Partner Membership?

Can a Supplier become a Supporter Level Member?

What is the difference between Supporter and Partner Level Membership?

Who qualifies for Friend Level Membership?

What are the differences in membership levels?

What opportunities are there to engage and collaborate with Textile Exchange?

How can I become a Member of Textile Exchange?

What are the benefits of benchmarking?

What is the Corporate Fiber and Materials Benchmark?

I’m interested in your Organic Cotton Round Table. Can you tell me more about it?

I’m interested in your MMCF Round Table. Can you tell me more about it?

I’m interested in your Biosynthetics Round Table. Can you tell me more about it?

I’m interested in your rPET Round Table. Can you tell me more about it?

Where can I access the latest market information on preferred fiber and materials?

Where can I source organic cotton?

What is a portfolio approach?

What is the definition of a “preferred” fiber or material?

Does Membership in Textile Exchange include conference tickets?

How can I get the presentations from the conference? How can I get the recordings from the conference?

How do I get a Letter of Invitation for my visa application.

How can I get a list of the attendees to the conference?

How do I become a speaker for the conference?

How do I find information about becoming a Sponsor of the conference?

How do I find information about becoming an Exhibitor at the conference?

How much does attending the conference cost?

How do I get reduced pricing to attend the conference?

How do I volunteer to work at the conference?

Does my company have to be a member of Textile Exchange for me to attend the Textile Sustainability Conference?

What is the 2030 Climate+ strategic goal?

How can I reach out to La Rhea Pepper?

Where can I learn about the Textile Exchange TEam and Board members?

Where can I access industry job postings?

I signed up for a webinar but was unable to attend. How do I access all webinars?

How can I subscribe to receive Textile Exchange news and updates?

Does Textile Exchange accept any sponsored blog posts?

Who do I contact for any media or public relations inquiries?

Where do I go if I have any questions, comments or concerns about the gifted Standards?

How is the gifted Standards review process consistent with ISEAL best practices?  How does it differ and why?

Is the process Textile Exchange is using for the gifted Standards assessment the same process used to think about all potential new standards like leather, cashmere, etc.?

When do you foresee the gifted Standards review process to be complete?

How will you use my gifted Standard feedback I’ll be providing along the way?

How does the gifted Standards process relate to the work on Textile Exchange’s existing Standards?

Who makes the decision if a gifted Standard is taken into Textile Exchange’s portfolio?

Who is leading this process?

What is the gifted Standards review process?

How do the gifted Standards fit into Textile Exchange’s work?

Gifted Standards Introduction

Can I use the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) to know the identity of the farm?

What is the cost of Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) farm certification?

How do I become certified to the supply chain scope of the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS)?

What is the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS)?

Can I use the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) to know the identity of the farm?

Does the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) only covers feathers from geese, or does the scope includes other species of birds?

What is the Responsible Down Standard (RDS)?

What is the difference between the Organic Content Standard (OCS) and GOTS?

What is the Organic Content Standard (OCS)?

In the GRS, it mentions that the minimum content percentage is 20%, but in the Logo Use & Claims Guide, it says the minimum is 50%. What does this mean?

What is the cost of GRS or RCS certification?

What are the main differences between the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) and the Recycled Claim Standard (RCS)?

My company is already certified to the Global Recycled Standard (GRS), does this mean I am also certified to the Recycled Claim Standard (RCS)?

What is the Global Recycled Standard (GRS)?

What is the Recycled Claim Standard (RCS)?

What is the Content Claim Standard (CCS)?

What qualifications do I need to meet in order to make a Product-Specific Claim?

What is a Product-Specific Claim?

My product does not qualify for labeling, how can I communicate about my support or commitment for the standard?

My product does not qualify for labeling, can I still make a claim using language such as “contains organic XXX” or “contains recycled XXX”?

I have received certified materials from my supplier, can I label my product with a standard logo?

Do you have the text that is required to appear with the logo available in other languages?

Can you send me a standard logo?

Can someone from Textile Exchange approve my standard logo artwork?

Is it required to mention whether recycled material is pre-consumer or post-consumer on final product labeling?

How do I become an approved Certification Body?

I would like to write an article about a Textile Exchange Standard. Can I conduct an interview with one of your team to get more details?

Can you provide our company training on a standard (or multiple standards)?

Do you have translations of your standards available in other languages?

I cannot find a certified company on your website listing. Does this mean their certification is not valid?

I would like to source certified materials (yarns, fabric, etc.). Do you have a list of certified suppliers and their contact information?

Do you have a list of companies that are certified to the Textile Exchange Standards?

How do I verify that a Scope Certification (SC) or Transaction Certificate (TC) is valid?

My supplier provided me with a “Scope Certificate”. What does this mean?

My supplier provided me with a “Transaction Certificate”. What is this?

How does brand certification differ from supply chain certification?

Should my brand become certified (to any standard)?

How much does certification cost?

What is the process for becoming certified to one of your standards?

Do I need to be a Member of Textile Exchange to use Textile Exchange standards?

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