NEW Initiative: Accelerating Circularity to Eliminate Textile Waste

via Fibre2Fashion Accelerating Circularity, a new apparel industry collaborative project, has launched efforts to accelerate textile industry’s move from linear to circular. Its project partners are ensuring broad stakeholder representation by collaborating with industry organizations on this work including sharing information, amplifying key messages & streamlining of efforts. With figures from Environmental Protection Agency showing that 15 million tons of … Read More

Davos 2019 | Benchmarking the SDGs

By Liesl Truscott  I’ve just returned from Davos where the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) hosted a roundtable to discuss the role of corporates in meeting the SDGs – shining a light on the new “SDG2000”. The SDG2000 is a list of 2000 companies identified by the WBA as potentially having the biggest impact on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). … Read More

Textile Exchange Stands Behind LCA of Organic Cotton

Textile Exchange’s 2014 Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of Organic Cotton that was produced in 2014 by thinkstep (formerly PE International and now part of Sphera), a neutral third-party, is being questioned in an opinion piece that will be published by Apparel Insider in its bi-monthly printed magazine expected to come out November 2019. The overall intent of the articles written … Read More

SupplyShift and Textile Exchange Partnership

SupplyShift and Textile Exchange Partner to Accelerate Industry-Wide Responsible Supply Chains in Textiles and Apparel Learn More Here 6/19/19, Santa Cruz, CA: SupplyShift, a leading responsible sourcing and supply chain transparency software platform, has announced a partnership with non-profit industry group Textile Exchange to accelerate responsible sourcing practices across global textile and apparel supply chains. The partnership adds a streamlined set … Read More

WWD | Buy Better, Wear Longer, Dispose Smarter: Know Your Clothes Like a Pro

via WWD | April 22, 2019 Read full article here Think Tank: Buy Better, Wear Longer, Dispose Smarter: Know Your Clothes Like a Pro LaRhea Pepper, managing director of the Textile Exchange, shares how to “go the extra green mile.” By La Rhea Pepper on April 22, 2019 Fashion brands nowadays are becoming more eco-aware, and so are consumers. From production to … Read More

Coherent policies driving sustainable food systems

View Original Article Here  via Nature.com Organic farming is an important role model for changing the current agriculture and food system, argue eleven international experts in the renowned scientific journal Nature Sustainability. They call for coherent policies that support sustainable food systems, incentivize better farming practices, and raise the bar of what is acceptable in farming in the 21st century. … Read More

FIRST ANNUAL 2025 SUSTAINABLE COTTON CHALLENGE REPORT

This first annual 2025 Sustainable Cotton Challenge Report provides information and statistics on the achievements and impacts sustainable cotton programs are having on water, communities, soil quality, biodiversity and social considerations and regulations. By committing to use cotton from these initiatives and standards, the brands are ensuring that the intentions of their sustainable sourcing strategies are maintained and the integrity … Read More

Woman’s Day Magazine | Are Your Fast-Fashion Clothes Killing Farmers?

February 14, 2019 | By Erin Quinn-Kong Original Article on Woman’s Day  Meet La Rhea Pepper and the other women determined to change the industry. When La Rhea Pepper steps onto the 3,000-acre organic cotton farm in Lubbock, TX, that she and her husband, Terry, co-owned and managed for over a decade, she can practically feel him standing next to … Read More

Why the time is right for the Fiber & Materials Benchmark to step up and set the pace

Published: January 9, 2019 Written by: Liesl Truscott, Director of European & Materials Strategy for Textile Exchange Urgency, know-how, and expectation – the perfect storm The time is right. The tension created by the level of urgency, advancement in know-how, and soar in societal expectations means we can now act fast to transform the textile industry’s fiber and material sustainability ratings. We … Read More

Puerto Rico Cotton Study:

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, December 20, 2018 — A study released today draws on the recent reintroduction of cotton to Haiti by the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) as the basis for mapping out a similar scenario for Puerto Rico. Both countries share a history of cotton production that has been halted for generations, and both countries have a tradition of small-scale … Read More