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How the Textile Exchange's new index aims to make a material difference


  • Global

  • A tool released in Jan 2020 aims to push textile companies further toward sustainability, by enabling them to align material choices with Sustainable Development Goals.

    The Material Change Index (MCI) produced by the nonprofit Textile Exchange helps participating companies to measure, manage and integrate a preferred fiber and materials strategy into their business. 

    At the core of the framework is a benchmarking program, in which companies disclose a range of policies and practices, and their performance against each, via a secure online portal. The information submitted by companies is reviewed by the Textile Exchange and verified by an independent third party.

    Appears to be a valuable step towards higher transparency in and coordination for sustainability in the global textile industry.

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  • Keywords

  • Textile fiber sustainability benchmarking
  • Textile material sustainability benchmarking
  • Sustainability benchmarking tool for the textile industry
  • Textile supply chain transparency
  • Textile supply chain traceability
  • Product Category

    • Fabric
    • High-end fashion
    • Natural fiber
    • Textile chemicals