LIA International Working Group (LIA IWG)


LIA International Working Group (LIA IWG)

The LIA components have been developed independently by the LIA scope committees. Experts, industry and brand representatives, as well as NGOs and standard initiatives participated in the scope committees. Their work is presented to the broader membership of the International Working Group (IWG), for feedback and final voting approval.

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The objective of the IWG is to support the development of the LIA with respect to the LIA Terms of Reference. Participation in the LIA IWG is voluntary and open to all stakeholders and interested parties of the value chain. We encourage participants  to sign the LIA Charter to gain the status of voting members.

News & Updates

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2020 Organic Cotton Market Report

Textile Exchange’s 2020 Organic Cotton Market Report reveals data collected for the 2018/19 harvest year.

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Textile Exchange’s Position on Reports of Forced Labor

Textile Exchange is concerned and disturbed about the continued reports of forced labor in the Xinjiang region of China, where most of China’s organic cotton is grown.

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2020 Corporate Fiber and Materials Benchmark

Survey now live for brands and retailers!

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Textile Exchange, a Driving Force for Climate Action

As seen on Fashion United | July 14, 2020

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Trends for Sustainability in 2020 – Creating Alignment and Action

Karen Newman, Consultant at the United Nations, shares insights and actions on what we should do as we enter the second half of 2020.

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2020 Preferred Fiber and Materials Market Report (PFMR) Released

New Textile Exchange report shows latest trends in the preferred fiber and materials market – growth in most areas but not at the speed and scale required.

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A future where resilience and regeneration runs through every fibre

A special blog post from Dr. Sally Uren at Forum for the Future about MMCF 2030.

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Learn more about the MMCF 2030 Vision

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2020 Virtual Conference

We’re going virtual for our 2020 Textile Sustainability Conference!

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NEW Material Change Insights Report

New report analyzes the textile industry’s progress toward more sustainable materials uptake and articulates a vision for post-COVID-19 materials strategies.

Standards Claims Framework – First Public Consultation

The process for the development of the Standards Claims Framework includes a 30-day public consultation period during which all interested stakeholders are invited to give input on the first draft  of the proposed claims language.

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Join Us in Charting the Future for Cashmere In Mongolia

The active support of international buyers is a vital ingredient in ensuring the long term success and sustainability of the Cashmere sector in Mongolia and its recovery from the current Covid-19 crisis.

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Content Claim Standard 3.0 Open Feedback Period Begins April 30, 2020

The Open Feedback Period begins on April 30, 2020 and closes on May 30, 2020.



LIA IWG meetings are scheduled periodically, as needed, in-person or by phone or video-conference. All members are encouraged to engage on as many calls as possible, and to join or lead committees.

Previous Meetings

Want to learn more?

We welcome you to contact us  with any questions you may have about LIA. If you would like to play a role in the development and review of LIA, we invite you to join the International Working Group. 

Pilot Programs

Piloting will soon begin for LIA benchmarking and Impact Incentives. For more information on participating in a pilot, please get in touch.

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