Sustainable Textiles Support Organizations @ E2expo

A number of organizations already providing exceptional support to move the various parts of the textile industry supply chain towards sustainability.

Get to know about these organizations and their efforts

Partnership for sustainable textiles in Germany

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles is a multi-stakeholder initiative with about 135 members from business, government, civil society, unions, and standards organizations. Together, they strive to improve the conditions within global textile ...

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Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS)

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.

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Textile Exchange

Textile Exchange is a global nonprofit. With a robust membership representing leading brands, retailers, and suppliers, Textile Exchange is positively impacting the climate through accelerating the use of preferred materials across the global textile industry.

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Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) — a global not-for-profit organisation — is the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world. Together with their partners they provide training on sustainable farming practices to more than 2.3 milli...

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Global Fashion Agenda (GFA)

Global Fashion Agenda’s mission is to mobilise the international fashion industry to transform the way we produce and consume fashion. The organization is behind the leading business event on sustainability in fashion, the Copenhagen Fashion Sum...

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Higg Material Sustainability Index (HIGG MSI)

The Higg Index is a suite of tools that enables brands, retailers, and facilities of all sizes—at every stage in their sustainability journey—to measure social and environmental sustainability performance. Developed by the Sustainable Apparel ...

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IDEO Circular Design Guide

IDEO is an award-winning global design and innovation company. They create positive impact through design by taking a human-centered approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate, grow, and bring to market new ideas....

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The Sustainability Consortium: Clothing, footwear, and textiles sector working group + packing sector working group

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is a global non-profit organization transforming the consumer goods industry to deliver more sustainable consumer products. Their members and partners include manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, service provide...

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a charity based in the UK whose mission is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. They work with business, government and academia to build a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerat...

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Cradle to Cradle Certified

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a non-profit organization created to turn the making of things into a positive force for people, economy, and planet.

The Institute administers and promotes the Cradle to Cradle Certi...

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Arab Fashion Council (AFC)

The Arab Fashion Council (AFC) is the world’s largest not-for-profit organization that aims to establish a fashion system (Pipeline) by uniting the 22 Arab countries under one umbrella in terms of creative economy, based on knowledge and product...

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American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)

The American Apparel & Footwear Association is the national trade association representing apparel, footwear and all kinds of sewn products companies, and their suppliers whom compete in the global market. AAFA acts as a public policy and politica...

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Better Shoes Foundation

Traditional shoe-crafting has given way to mass production, eating up resources and sending an average of three pairs of shoes per person to landfills every year. Footwear company Po-Zu created the Better Shoes Foundation to promote sustainable de...

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Fashion Revolution

Fashion Revolution is a global movement in 100 countries that runs all year round. They have created a worldwide platform where everyone can ask questions, raise standards and set an industry-wide example of what responsible fashion looks like. Fa...

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Sustainable Apparel Coalition

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is the apparel, footwear, and textile industry’s leading alliance for sustainable production. The Coalition develops the Higg Index, a standardized value chain measurement suite of tools for all industry partici...

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Clean Clothes Campaign

Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is a global network dedicated to improving working conditions and empowering workers in the global garment and sportswear industries. They educate and mobilise consumers, lobby companies and governments, and offer dire...

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Council of Fashion Designers of America

The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc, (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1962 that leads industry-wide initiatives and whose membership consists of more than 400 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelr...

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Fair Wear Foundation

Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) works with garment companies to improve labour conditions in the garment industry. Members of FWF - European garment companies - work towards improving the labour conditions in factories that produce their garments. The ...

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Cotton made in Africa

Cotton made in Africa, an initiative of the Aid by Trade Foundation, is one of the world’s leading standards for sustainably produced cotton. Their goal is to help people help themselves, via trade, in order to improve the living and working con...

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Hong Kong Research Institute of Textile and Apparel Ltd.

Established in 2006, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Limited (HKRITA) is funded by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR Government and hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

HKRITA has b...

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Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF), University of Arts, London

Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) is a Research Centre of the University of the Arts London based at London College of Fashion. They shape and contribute to Fashion Design for Sustainability as a field of study, industry, and education practice...

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Fashion Takes Action

Fashion Takes Action is Canada’s first non-profit fashion industry organization focused on sustainability. Their mission is to advance sustainability in the entire fashion system through education, awareness, research and collaboration. Since 20...

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Redress

Redress is a Hong Kong-based NGO with a mission to promote environmental sustainability in Asia’s fashion industry by reducing textile waste, pollution, water, and energy consumption. They achieve this via educational sustainable fashion sho...

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Remake

From extreme waste and environmental destruction to illegal wages and unsafe working conditions, the fashion industry’s focus on trendy, disposable clothing has staggering impacts on people and our planet. Remake is a community of millennial...

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Slow Factory Foundation

Slow Factory Foundation is dedicated to improving sustainability literacy in fashion. Slow Factory has been operating education, design, and community initiatives in the fashion sector since 2013
working with partners including global brand...

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Textile Exchange

Textile Exchange is a global nonprofit that creates leaders in the preferred fiber and materials industry. They build a community that can collectively accomplish what no individual or company can do alone. They develop, manage, and promote a suit...

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Sustainable Fashion Forum

In 2017, the Sustainable Fashion Forum began as a passion project. Today, SFF is a global community of passionate sustainable fashion advocates who believe that we can create change together.
Founded on the principles of discovery and educa...

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Traid

TRAID is a charity working to stop clothes from being thrown away. They turn clothes waste into funds and resources to reduce the environmental and social impacts of our clothes.

TRAID does this by providing the UK public with a net...

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UNFCCC Fashion Charter for Climate Action

Created by fashion stakeholders and launched in 2018 at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, the Fashion Industry Charter contains the vision to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. They have identified ways in which the broader textil...

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IFC'S Involvement in textile and garment industry through diverse programs

In partnership with global brands, supplier factories, industry associations, and governments, the IFC works with factories seeking to adopt state-of-the-art practices and technologies to reduce water, energy, and chemical use in the garment and t...

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Fashion Positive

Fashion Positive was launched at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in 2014, and their approach is rooted in Cradle to Cradle methodology, a transformative pathway for designing and making products with a positive impact on people ...

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Cotton 2040

Cotton 2040 is a platform that aims to accelerate progress and maximize the impact of existing sustainable cotton initiatives, bringing together leading international brands and retailers, sustainable cotton standards, and other stakeholders acros...

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CFS+

CFS+ is a hybrid of pre-produced premium digital content, live sessions, and an online forum that connects the fashion industry with the world’s leading innovators to keep the sustainability agenda alive. CFS+ will bring together industry le...

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Centre for Circular Design

Centre for Circular Design at University of the Arts London is a leading voice in academic design research and knowledge exchange. The team focuses on using practice research approaches to steer and support circular economies and communities aroun...

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Canopy Style Audits

Canopy is an organization whose mission is to protect endangered forests that are logged at a rapid rate and put species, communities, and our climate at risk. Canopy works with the forest industry’s biggest customers and their suppliers to ...

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Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana (Sustainability working group)

The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (The National Chamber for Italian Fashion) is the non-profit making Association which disciplines, co-ordinates, and promotes the development of Italian Fashion. The Association represents all the highest c...

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C.L.A.S.S.

From its inception in 2007, founder Giusy Bettoni presented an idea of a 3-dimensional approach to fashion, which harnessed creativity, innovation, and responsibility for product, processes, and communication. Based on this idea, Giusy and the C.L...

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Policy Hub on Circular Economy

Circularity is a necessary solution to minimize the use of finite resources, but it requires a unified approach. The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), and the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI...

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Future Tech Lab

Equal parts investment company, multinational accelerator, and experimental laboratory, Future Tech Lab (FTL) is a hybrid created to both disrupt and transform the fashion ecosystem. FTL is a unique venture that works with the most promising start...

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Fibershed

A nonprofit organization that develops regional and regenerative fiber systems on behalf of independent working producers by expanding opportunities to implement carbon farming, forming catalytic foundations to rebuild regional manufacturing, and ...

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Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode

France’s premiere fashion trade organization based in Paris, Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode brings together fashion brands that foster creation and international development and oversees the Paris fashion calendar...

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Fashion for Good

The mission at Fashion for Good is to bring together the entire fashion ecosystem through its Innovation Platform. By sparking and scaling innovation, by offering practical action in the form of support, funding, and roadmaps, and by fostering sec...

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H&M Foundation

The non-profit H&M Foundation is a lifelong and privately funded commitment from the Stefan Persson family, founders of the H&M group. Through partnerships with experienced organizations around the globe, the H&M Foundation aims to acc...

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"Leather Working Group

Leather Working Group is an international, not-for-profit membership organization and responsible for the world’s largest leather sustainability program. As a multi-stakeholder group, the members hail from across the global leather industry,...

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Mistra Future Fashion

Mistra Future Fashion's research focus is on the Circular Economy, and how to enable today’s linear textile industry to transform into a circular sustainable industry. With a system perspective, they focus uniquely on the bigger picture ...

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Microfibers Consortium

The Microfibre Consortium (TMC) facilitates the development of practical solutions for the textile industry to minimize fiber fragmentation and release it to the environment from textile manufacturing and product life cycle. The organization prese...

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National Cotton Council

As the central organization for the U.S. cotton industry, the Council's mission is to ensure the ability of all seven industry segments to compete effectively and profitably in the raw cotton, oilseeds, and U.S.-manufactured products market at...

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Organic Cotton Accelerator

The OCA Platform brings together those who grow, supply, and buy organic cotton to create the conditions for this fiber to thrive. Their global collective of brands, retailers, supply chain partners, civil society organizations, philanthropic foun...

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Revolve Waste

REvolve Waste began in Portland, Oregon, USA in 2013. Since then, they have been working collaboratively to keep textile resources circulating. REvolve relaunched in The Netherlands in 2019 where they continue to work with industry front runners a...

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"Swedish Fashion Council

Swedish Fashion Council is an independent organization founded in 1979. It has the aim to promote, educate, and innovate the Swedish fashion industry to become competitive and sustainable in all areas. The Swedish Fashion Council supports emerging...

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Sustainable Angle

The Sustainable Angle is a not-for-profit organization and is the founder of FutureFabricsExpo. They initiate and support projects with a focus on sustainability in Fashion and Textiles and related industries such as food and agriculture. They con...

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S.M.A.R.T.

Founded in 1932, the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) is composed of companies from the all over the world who are involved in acquiring both unused and used (pre-and post-consumer) textiles for reuse and recycling pur...

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The Circular Textile Programme

The Circular Textile Programme enables the infrastructure needed to valorize textile waste at end-of-life and increase apparel brands’ capacity to adopt circular strategies. Their mission is to connect a circular supply chain of producers (m...

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Textiles Future Research Center

Textile Future Research Center (TFRC) is a research community at the University of the Arts London, based at Central Saint Martins. They are a community of practice-based academic researchers who explore how materials and textiles can enable more ...

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Textiles Environment Design (TED)

TED has been developing a set of practice-based sustainable design strategies that assist designers in creating textiles that have a reduced impact on the environment. These strategies include established principles of materials and processes such...

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Texaid

Texaid gives old clothes, shoes, and home textiles a new lease of life through the ecological collection, sorting, and recycling of used textiles. The company employs innovative processes, professional collection logistics, and state-of-the-art so...

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Trove

Founded as a California Benefit Corporation, Trove mak. es it easy for brands to buy back and resell used items by providing technology and logistics to develop white-label re-sale programs.

The resale market is growing 24X faster t...

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Cotton Connect

Cotton Connect is an enterprise with a clear mission to transform the cotton industry for good. They work with brands and retailers to enable them to develop a more robust and resilient cotton supply chain. They do this by connecting brands and retai...

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