Written by Ashley Gill, Textile Exchange’s Senior Manager of Integrity | Originally posted on Outdoor Research You might notice a blue logo on our website and hangtags for some of your favorite cold weather gear, labeled Responsible Down Standard (RDS). Products with this logo comply with RDS, an important certification for the humane practices and processes of collecting down insulation. We invited … Read More

The Top 7 Sustainability Trends Coming Out of Textile Exchange

This article is posted on Sourcing Journal Online | By Tara Donaldson  Whether it’s circularity, reducing microfibers polluting the world’s oceans or using more materials with less environmental impact, sustainability is front and center in the apparel sector, and brands that hadn’t been on board are joining the party. Because the industry—and the consumer—now demands it. That much was clear at … Read More

The Sustainable Conference Circuit By Karla Magruder

By Karla Magruder | Founder, Fabrikology International Folks, I think we need to focus. There are too many conferences for the textile industry. If they are not solely focused on sustainability they always have at least some environmental talks or “green” suppliers. Are we to target conferences like we target sustainability projects? Focus on those your company has deemed a … Read More


Original article published via Lenzing AG Carved in Blue  | November 2, 2017 —           Tricia Carey | Director Global Business Development – Denim at Lenzing Fibers Textile Exchange is celebrating its 15th year and at its 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference in  Washington, D.C., October 9-11th, participants shared their goals and ideas on how to accelerate sustainable business … Read More

Over 36 major brands pledge to achieve sustainable cotton by 2025

23 more of the world’s most renowned clothing and textile companies, including Burberry, Adidas, Kathmandu and Timberland today pledged to use 100% sustainable cotton by 2025[1].   36 major brands and retailers have now signed up to the 100% by 2025 pledge, including four of Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s ten largest global apparel brands[2], and three of the top … Read More


Textile Exchange is recognized as the leading data reporting source for the industry. This year, the Preferred Fiber & Materials Report and the Organic Cotton Market Report are joined by the Insider Series- an eclectic mix of industry leaders speaking from “inside” their organization. You can access all 3 reports here. Textile Exchange has expanded its Preferred Fiber & Materials Market … Read More

Textile Exchange Attendance at ISEAL Conference in June

For the fifth year in a row, Textile Exchange attended the ISEAL Global Sustainability Standards Conference, this time held in Zürich, Switzerland. Lee Tyler and Hanna Denes of the Integrity and Standards TEam were in attendance, along with 328 other attendees (their largest yet). The attendees cover a huge range of commodities and their industries. Similar to last year, the … Read More

Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) 2.0 & Global Recycled Standard (GRS) 4.0 Released

Recycled Claim Standard 2.0 and Global Recycled Standard 4.0 have both been revised and re-released with significant updates that strengthen them. Textile Exchange proudly announces the release of Recycled Claim Standard 2.0 (RCS) and Global Recycled Standard 4.0 (GRS). The newly revised versions of these #GlobalRecycled standards include updates that solidify the RCS and GRS as the leading standards for … Read More

Speakers Announced for Textile Sustainability Conference: Catalyzing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Industry thought leaders from around the globe will gather in Washington, D.C., Oct. 9-13, 2017 to create action and develop a 2030 roadmap for the textile industry. Textile Exchange prepares to welcome over 400 leaders from the textile and apparel industry for its annual Textile Sustainability Conference. The 2017 conference is a global event taking place in Washington, D.C. on … Read More

Quick Guide to Organic Cotton

What You Wear Matters! Quick Guide to Organic Cotton A Fact Sheet on Organic Cotton – Lower Impacts for Agriculture and Apparel Industries. Our newly released Quick Guide to Organic Cotton is an overview of the positive impacts of organic cotton, including frequently asked questions and supporting facts that indicate organic cotton is the preferred fiber choice compared to its … Read More