TExcursion: Connect With Africa

On May 1-10, 2017, Textile Exchange teamed-up with OrganiMark for TExcursion: Connect With Africa. We were joined by several industry leaders, including Target, Kering, Timberland, Anthesis, Change Agency and a film crew for an eye-opening, hands-on learning experience throughout South Africa’s sustainable land-based materials industry. OrganiMark, based in Pretoria, South Africa, brought our group to University of Pretoria, Loskop Cotton Farm … Read More

Supplier Spotlight: Appachi Eco-Logic Cotton

In the Supplier Spotlight, we like to showcase suppliers offering a special preferred fiber or material to the market. This month, the spotlight is on Appachi Eco-Logic in Tamil Nadu, India, which produces extra long staple “Eco-Logic” cotton fiber. Supplier Name: Appachi Eco-Logic Cotton Pvt Ltd Location: Tamil Nadu, India Product: Eco-Logic Cotton Fibre (ELS35) Profile: The Eco-Logic Cotton Fibre … Read More

Interview With Control Union, Partner of the Regional OCRT in Izmir

Being a long-term friend of TE’s, Control Union kindly chose to partner the recent Regional Organic Cotton Round Table in Izmir. Control Union is a strong actor in Turkey when it comes to organic textile certification, and we recently interviewed İsa Cem Topbaş, an auditor with the company, to hear his thoughts on the R-OCRT and what potential he sees … Read More

Great news from SmartFarming!

SmartFarming to launch its Cotton App for Indian farmers next week. At the Innovation Lab 2016 in Hamburg, the SmartFarming team pitched their in-progress plans for developing a smartphone app designed specifically for cotton farmers in India. The app is designed to provide tailor-made and real-time agricultural advice, connecting rural areas to the wealth of information and advice now available … Read More

HRH The Prince of Wales: Sustainable Cotton Communiqué 2025

May 24, 2017 | Textile Exchange is at the heart of a new sustainable cotton initiative launched in the UK by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. At a high-level meeting held at The British Academy in London on May 24th, The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit announced the signing of a sustainable cotton communiqué by 13 of … Read More

Verify any Content Claim with the CCS

Textile Exchange standards verify the content of a wide range of materials (i.e. organic, recycled, responsible wool, responsible down), but could never create standards to cover every material claim. Although it is embedded into all Textile Exchange standards as the basis for chain of custody requirements, the Content Claim Standard (CCS) was created as a separate, generic standard to be … Read More


Turkey, and the wider region, has huge potential to accelerate growth in organic textiles. Geographically and technically the region has much in its favour. Over 120 motivated stakeholders came together with optimism and vision for an organic future to Think Global, and Act Local. As part of the collaboration with the Izmir Municipality (İZFAŞ), Textile Exchange commissioned Change Agency to … Read More

Updates to TE Transaction Certificate Policy and Templates

Textile Exchange (TE) is pleased to announce an updated Transaction Certificate Policy and corresponding Templates for our standards. Further to these updates, TE has released individual Transaction Certificate templates for each standard and an additional template for products certified to multiple TE standards. The example given in the template is a product made with both Organic Content Standard and Recycled … Read More

Textile Exchange (TE) and The New Zealand Merino Company Limited (NZM) Announced Important Agreement Regarding the RWS

The two organizations recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing the alignment between the ZQ Accreditation program and the RWS.  As a result of this agreement, wool grown under the ZQ Accreditation program (ZQ Merino and ZQ Premium Wool) can now be sold as RWS certified. The New Zealand Merino Company is New Zealand’s leading commercial wool marketing and … Read More