Textile Exchange’s Market Reports show companies getting the mix right for sustainability
TE’s Managing Director, La Rhea Pepper said, “Transformational change must be the way we do business and you’ll see some wonderful examples of the leaders that are creating and driving transformation of the textile industry in these reports.”
The companies featured in these reports, range from those that focus on one fiber to those using a whole variety of fibers and materials. Both reports present a number of leaderboards, celebrating the “top 10” companies that have made significant steps in their sourcing strategies.
“Maintaining our top position in organic cotton and achieving the great performance in down and Lyocell have been the result of hard work from our global designers, buyers and sourcing colleagues. These results are encouraging as they show that we are making a significant difference in sourcing more sustainable raw materials and improving our environmental and social impacts,” comments Jeffrey Hogue, C&A’s Global Chief Sustainability Officer. “We remain focused on our 2020 goals, where we will source 100 percent of our cotton and 67 percent of all our raw materials from verified more sustainable sources.”
The Organic Cotton Market report (OCMR) provides an annual deep dive into the global production, consumption, key trends, challenges and opportunities, and inspiring stories from across the sector, including brands getting closer to their value chain and working directly with producers.
The Preferred Fiber Market report (PFMR) offers a snapshot of the wider preferred fiber and materials landscape, with a focus on growth and changes in the industry. The PFMR pays particular attention to Textile Exchange’s identified “lead” fibers: recycled polyester, lyocell, certified down and preferred cottons. It features the Standards that are being developed in the preferred fiber sector, including the recently launched Responsible Wool Standard (RWS).
The OCMR and PMFR are TE member benefits and are available for purchase by nonmembers.
A complimentary, high level overview of each report is also available to the public by clicking the link to each report above.
Textile Exchange will host complimentary webinars in the month of August covering each report in greater detail. Visit the TE website to register for the webinar(s) of your choice.