Ryan Young, Textile Exchange’s late COO, is the inspiration behind Textile Exchange’s Climate+ vision. In honor of Ryan, we will again be awarding Ryan Young Climate+ Awards to outstanding people who show a strong leadership and commitment to the Climate+ vision. 

The award categories  

Who can be nominated?  

Nominees may be individuals (or a team/collaboration for the group award) from brands, retailers, farmers and/or ranchers, and raw material suppliers and more (includes Textile Exchange members and non-members).  
Self-nominations and nominations of teams are welcome (nominations may not be made anonymously). 

We suggest nominating someone who stands out in the following areas:  

Winners will be announced at the 2023 Textile Exchange Conference, which will take place in London, UK (and virtually) October 23-27, 2023.   

How to apply? 

The 2023 nominations period has now closed. We thank you for your nominations.

What winners receive 

Winners will receive five mentorship hours (within a 12-month period) to use with Textile Exchange experts, as well as one free full-access pass to attend the 2023 Textile Exchange Conference* (travel not included) and waived membership fees for one year for new friend or supporter level members.   

*Up to three full-access conference passes will be gifted for the Pioneering Collective award.  

Contact communications@textileexchange.org in case of any questions.