Participate in the Materials Benchmark

We’ve created a common framework for companies to report their progress in materials sourcing.

“You cannot know where you are going, if you don’t know where you are”

La-Rhea Pepper – Textile Exchange catalyst and co-founder

What is Materials Benchmark?

About the Materials Benchmark

Peer to peer comparative tracking of fibers and raw materials sourcing by companies in the fashion textile and apparel industry. Developed by Textile Exchange to enable participating companies to:

The Benchmark program is expanding to support more consolidation in industry reporting and deepening its role in tracking progress towards goals for climate and nature.

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More than 400 companies voluntary participate in our Materials Benchmark, making it the largest peer to peer comparison initiative in the fashion and apparel industry.

Benchmarking companies get multiple benefits.

Report through our framework

Participating companies can use our common framework to report on their fiber and materials strategy and annual progress.

Share your results

Participants get a digital scorecard for communicating their results and engaging all internal and external stakeholders.

Receive a roadmap

Every participating company gets a roadmap to help build a more robust fiber and materials strategy.

Show leadership

Participants benefit from peer-to-peer performance tracking, participation in a learning community, and the chance to show leadership.

Alignment with others

Our benchmarking framework creates a focal point for sector alignment with the SDGs, climate and nature, as well as the wider move to a circular economy.

Contribute to Climate+

Every participant helps us to reach our Climate+ target of a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas from fiber and raw material production by 2030.


We’re helping to drive a race to the top.

Every year, we publish the results of our benchmark in our Material Change Index and analyze the insights in our annual report. Sharing this information publicly helps us drive a race to the top.

Join the Materials Benchmark Hub Community

The place to post questions, consult all the resources, share best practices and interact with the other participants.