SUPPLY Network

Our goal is to help you succeed and contribute to the industry transformation we all seek

Textile Exchange provides:

  • Data and consulting to help brands map out their supply network from raw materials to final assembly
  • Knowledge and tools about sourcing preferred materials to make claims verifiable
  • Best practices in supply network management, including supply network mapping and regional sourcing strategies
  • Development of regional sourcing strategies — from raw material procurement through final production — emphasizing the importance of supply network partnerships

Supply Network dynamics can be very complex and challenging. Textile Exchange’s goal is to consolidate and simplify the essentials of what you need to know and do to adopt and execute preferred materials with integrity in the supply network. Regardless of what stakeholder position you have, whether a raw material supplier, a cut and sew factory or a brand, our experience, tools, resources, and relationships can help you put the pieces of the puzzle together to create a fully integrated, sustainable supply network. As a result, the entire supply network becomes more collaborative, more innovative, more resilient, and more efficient. Sustainability strategies for all stakeholders are improved and strengthened.

From our platform on Fiber and Materials, we have a deep understanding of the key environmentally and socially preferred fibers and materials in global textile manufacturing. As a result, we have developed a host of tools and resources to inform, educate and inspire organizations to learn about and adopt them. Regardless of where you are in the supply network, we can help you understand the basics, as well as the details, with our various reports and material snapshots. These tools will provide you with powerful data and information contributing to your increased understanding of the value and benefit of adopting preferred materials such as organic cotton, mechanically or chemically recycled polyester, man-made cellulosics, and bio-based synthetics, among others.

With globally acknowledged leadership in our Integrity and Standards platform, we have extraordinary knowledge and resources to inform and educate about why it’s important to bring Integrity to the supply network and the value of standards and certification to help enable that. Over the years our team has developed the backbone Content Claim Standard, the foundation of all Textile Exchange standards, and the following material based standards: The Organic Content Standard, the Recycled Claim Standard, the Global Recycle Standard, the Responsible Down Standard and Responsible Wool Standard. We have numerous publications and training modules that will contribute to your greater understanding of how this all works, what it costs, and the value it brings to achieving a credible and more transparent supply network.

When we begin to tie the movement of preferred fiber and materials with integrity into a network of informed, experienced and efficient suppliers employing best available practices and technology, then we have something really transformative. We are able to truly achieve meaningful, material change in our industry, contributing to safer, healthier, more resilient communities and eco-systems.