2020 Virtual Conference Announcement

In light of on-going developments with COVID-19 and after thoughtful discussions with our Board of Directors and a few member companies, Textile Exchange has decided to move our 2020 Textile Sustainability Conference to a fully online, virtual experience that will take place on Monday, November 2- Friday, November 6. We believe this is the safest approach for the well-being of … Read More

New Release! Textile Exchange launches Material Change Insights Report

New Material Change Insights Report summarizes the state of fiber and materials sourcing in the textile industry.  We are pleased to announce the launch of our 2019 Material Change Insights Report, surfacing valuable insights about the state of fiber and materials sourcing in the textiles sector.  Download Here The Material Change Insights Report provides one of the most data-backed and comprehensive analyses of how … Read More

Standards Claims Framework – First Public Consultation

Textile Exchange is pleased to announce the development of a new Standards Claims Framework. This resource will replace the five Logo Use and Claims Guides that currently provide guidance and requirements for communicating about the Organic Content Standard, Global Recycled Standard, Recycled Claim Standard, Responsible Down Standard, Responsible Wool Standard, and Responsible Mohair Standard. The goal of the Standards Claims … Read More

2020 Corporate Fiber & Materials Benchmark: Everything You Need to Know

Calling all textile companies with business roots in the fields, forests, ranches and waste streams of our planet. You have a vital role to play in the post-COVID transition! We have been forced to pause, giving us an opening to rethink how we do business. It’s the perfect time to assess where we currently stand so we can plan for … Read More

Plan Your Material Future: Corporate Fiber & Materials Benchmark Updates

Help build your route map for a Post-COVID future!   Textile Exchange’s 2020 Corporate Fiber & Materials Benchmark (CFMB) will open in June. Now is your opportunity to rethink the textile industry and make it fit for the future. We have been forced to pause and will regroup – how should we move forward?   The Material Change Index (MCI), a key component … Read More

Join Us in Charting the Future for Cashmere In Mongolia

The active support of international buyers is a vital ingredient in ensuring the long term success and sustainability of the Cashmere sector in Mongolia, and its recovery from the current Covid-19 crisis. Textile Exchange and UNDP are convening an International Buyers Group (IBG), and we’d like you to contribute your expertise by joining this high-level group. Through the IBG, participating brands will be supporting the development of … Read More

Fashion Revolution: Task force of Italian textile companies

By C.L.A.S.S. | April 30, 2020 Diana, Giusy, Simona and Marina. The call to action of the fashion world was born from four women engaged in the field of sustainability. On the occasion of Fashion Revolution Week, we tell you their story and the results achieved A task force of Italian textile companies active in our area supported the first … Read More

Content Claim Standard 3.0 Open Feedback Period begins April 30, 2020

The Content Claim Standard (CCS) is the chain of custody requirements for all Textile Exchange standards. The standard verifies the presence and amount of a given raw material in a final product. It provides a strong chain of custody system from the source to the final product and is certified by an accredited third-party certification body. It allows for transparent, … Read More

CONVENTIONAL TO TRANSITIONAL TO ORGANIC TO REGENERATIVE ORGANIC COTTON: HOW MUCH COTTON DOES IT TAKE?

By Brent Crossland, Textile Exchange There is no doubt that interest and demand are increasing for more responsibly grown cotton.  As consumers become more aware of preferred options for apparel goods, an increased focus on cotton production is gaining momentum. In a recent consumer research report from Regenforthenextgen™, when asked, “What would you like to see companies and brands do … Read More

Textile Exchange Certifications Impacts by COVID-19

Due to travel restrictions, on-site audits for our standards are not possible in many countries. The Textile Exchange TEam is working with certification bodies to develop solutions to maintain the credibility of our standards through this time. It is Textile Exchange’s intent that no certified company will lose their certification due to delays in auditing caused by COVID-19. Textile Exchange staff are … Read More