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.
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.
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.
Karen Newman, Consultant at the United Nations, shares insights and actions on what we should do as we enter the second half of 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Piloting will soon begin for LIA benchmarking and Impact Incentives. For more information on participating in a pilot, please get in touch.