Textile Exchange standards offer the industry a tool to verify that the raw material content of products through third-party verification and chain of custody. These standards allow you to show your commitment to preferred materials to your customers and give another voice to point to as you partner with your customers. You can use Textile Exchange standards to offer products certified to contain organically grown content, recycled content, and responsible down, wool, and mohair.
You can immediately start requesting certified inputs from your suppliers and producers. You don’t need to be certified to place an order and receive a transaction certificate. Only products with accompanying transaction certificates are considered certified.
Find Certified Companies here.
The only way to keep the chain of custody intact is if all parts of the supply chain are certified. This means, as a supplier, you should also be certified; then the flow of certified products can continue on to your buyers and to the consumers.
Only products that are accompanied by a transaction certificate (TC) are certified. If your customer is asking for certified products, make sure to apply for TCs with your certification body for each outgoing shipment of certified products.
Talk about the standards or your commitments in places like the sustainability section of your website, annual reports, advertising or social media.
Make sure you have permission before attaching any hangtags on products that mention the standard. To label products, these three steps must be met:
Learn more about Labeling & Making Claims here.