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 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.

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NEW- Leather Impact Accelerator (LIA)

The LIA accelerates positive impacts in the leather industry through widescale adoption of better practices, including mitigating climate change, protecting biodiversity, respecting social and animal welfare + reducing the environmental impacts of leather production.

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Textile Exchange COVID-19 Statement

Learn about Textile Exchange’s COVID-19 statement.

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Accelerating Circularity, a new apparel industry collaborative project, has launched efforts to accelerate textile industry’s move from linear to circular.

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Davos 2019 | Benchmarking the SDGs

Learn about Liesl Truscott’s, Director of European & Materials Strategy @ Textile Exchange, time at Davos in the SDG Tent.

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GreenBiz x Textile Exchange

In conjunction with the release of the 2019 Material Change Index, GreenBiz has partnered with Textile Exchange to publish actionable insights for apparel and textile companies looking to source raw materials more sustainably.

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Material Change Index Launched!

With 170 companies participating, the Material Change Index (MCI) is the largest voluntary peer-to-peer comparison initiative in the textile industry.

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2019 Preferred Fiber & Materials Report (PFMR) is Launched!

This in-depth report focuses on the industry’s supply side, analyzing production volumes, availability and emerging fiber trends.

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2030 Strategy: Climate+

Under the Climate+ strategic direction, Textile Exchange will be the driving force for urgent climate action with a goal of 35-45% reduced CO2 emissions from textile fiber and material production by 2030.



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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