Textile Exchange uses a third-party accreditation system combined with a licensing agreement to recognize certification bodies for each standard. This page is written for certification bodies and accreditation bodies. If you are a company who would like to become certified to a Textile Exchange standard, please visit the certification bodies page.
Under the Textile Exchange accreditation system, each certification body is independently accredited by an authorized accreditation body. ASR 101 Accreditation and Certification Procedures is the main document which defines requirements for certification bodies and accreditation bodies. Please see this document for further details on the application process.
Please note that Textile Exchange is not accepting open applications from certification bodies (CB) until January 2022 at the earliest. Therefore, if you are interested in applying, please check back with us in the new year.
For more information about accreditation, please fill out our contact form.
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Textile Exchange is willing to consider applications from other internationally recognized accreditation bodies such as signatories of the IAF Multilateral Agreement. Accreditation bodies are required to submit ASR-207 Accreditation Body Application Form and supporting documentation for consideration.
Textile Exchange will not accept a certification body application unless the application nominates an authorized accreditation body.
Textile Exchange charges certification bodies an application fee, an annual licensing fee per standard, and a set fee per scope certificate based on the number of sites and/or audit days. Full details are found in ASR-107 Certification Fee Schedule.
There are no fees for accreditation bodies.