INTEGRITY & STANDARDS

The purpose of the Integrity Platform at Textile Exchange is to ensure that all of the work that is done towards sustainability in the textile industry is genuine and leads to real and meaningful change. The primary way that this is accomplished is through third-party certification to Textile Exchange's standards. Textile Exchange creates, administrates, revises, and provides guidance for these standards.

 

Textile Exchange STANDARDS

We believe that integrity is the foundation of sustainability. Our standards work to support the integrity of product claims by providing verification from an independent third-party. The Textile Exchange standards have been developed by a multi-stakeholder approach to address gaps in current industry standards.


Textile Exchange follows the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice for standard-setting bodies to ensure we have a robust and transparent processes for our standards. This includes set policies for Standard Setting, Accreditation and Certification. The following "System Reports" summarize the basic structure of our standard systems: - Textile Exchange Standard Setting System - Textile Exchange Assurance System - Textile Exchange Monitoring and Evaluation System Learn more about each of our standards below. Each includes the standard and accompanying documents. See a full list of all publicly shared Textile Exchange standards documents here. 2020 REVISIONS - In 2020, Textile Exchange has completed the revision of the Organic Content Standard and Responsible Wool Standard, and released the new Responsible Mohair Standard. We will soon launch the revision of the Content Claim Standard.
ccs_webThe Content Claim Standard is a chain of custody standard that provides companies with a tool to verify that one or more specific input materials are in a final product. It requires that each organization along the supply chain take sufficient steps to ensure that the integrity and identity of the input material is preserved. CCS 2.0 was released January 1, 2016 after a multi-stakeholder review. Certification Bodies and Certified Organizations will have until January 1, 2017 to comply with the new requirements. This will affect all Textile Exchange Standards that rely on the CCS chain of custody requirements. Content Claim Standard 2.0 (pdf) CCS Implementation Manual 2.0 (pdf) Feedback Summary, from most recent revision (pdf)
Supporting Documents
CCS-102-V2.0 CCS Certification Procedures (pdf) ASR-204-V2.1 Template for Scope Certificates (pdf) CCS-205-V2.1 Template for Transaction Certificate (CCS) (pdf) Using the CCS Outside of TE Standards
OCS_100_SM-150x150The Organic Content Standard (OCS) relies on third-party verification to verify a final product contains the accurate amount of a given organically grown material. It does not address the use of chemicals or any social or environmental aspects of production beyond the integrity of the organic material. The OCS uses the chain of custody requirements of the Content Claim Standard (CCS). OCS_BLND_SM-150x150 Organic Content Standard (OCS) 3.0 (pdf) OCS User Manual 3.0 (pdf) OCS Logo Use and Claims Guide (pdf) OCS 3.0 Revision Feedback (pdf)
Past Versions
Organic Content Standard 2.0 (pdf) OCS Implementation Manual 2.0 (pdf) Organic Content Standard 1.0, valid until January 1, 2017 (pdf) To see details on the IWG revision of the OCS, see Organic Content Standard Revision. 
Supporting Documents
OCS Certification Procedures (pdf) ASR-204-V2.1 Template for Scope Certificates (pdf) OCS-205-V2.1 Template for Transaction Certificate (OCS) (pdf) GMO Screening of Organic Cotton (pdf)  
RDS LogoThe Responsible Down Standard ensures that down and feathers come from ducks and geese that have been treated well. This means enabling them to live healthy lives, express innate behaviors, and not suffer from pain, fear or distress. The standard also follows the chain of custody from farm to product, so consumers can be confident that the down and feathers in the products they choose are truly RDS. RDS-102-V3.1 RDS Certification Procedures (pdf) RDS-103-V3.1 RDS 3.0 Transition Policy (pdf) Find Certified Suppliers here. Learn more at ResponsibleDown.org.  
RWS_logo_whitebackgroundThe goals of the Responsible Wool Standard are to provide the industry with a tool to recognize the best practices of farmers; ensuring that wool comes from farms with a progressive approach to managing their land, and from sheep that have been treated responsibly. Find Certified Suppliers here. Learn more at ResponsibleWool.org.  
The goals of the Responsible Mohair Standard are to provide the industry with a tool to recognize the best practices of farmers; ensuring that mohair comes from farms with a progressive approach to managing their land, and from goats that have been treated responsibly. Find Certified Suppliers here. Learn more at ResponsibleMohair.org The goals of the Responsible Mohair Standard are to provide the industry with a tool to recognize the best practices of farmers; ensuring that mohair comes from farms with a progressive approach to managing their land, and from goats that have been treated responsibly. Find Certified Suppliers here. Learn more at http://textileexchange.org/responsible-mohair/ responsible mohair

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Last Update: May 6, 2020

Please note that this list is based on the most recent reports sent to us by the certification bodies.


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