Textile Exchange has the released the second set of 13 new documents within the full suite of Material Snapshots, produced in 2015 with financial support from VF Corporation and in collaboration with Brown and Wilmanns Environmental, LLC.
The new snapshots offer a deeper dive into the life cycle issues of 27 fibers and materials, covering both ‘preferred’ and ‘conventional’ options. Each snapshot combines available LCA data and information with detailed literature reviews to provide a reliable and comprehensive, yet succinct, analysis. Included in each snapshot is an overview of: unit process descriptions, process inputs and outputs, performance and processing attributes, potential social and ethical concerns, availability, certification and pricing details, suggested questions to ask when sourcing the material, and system diagrams.
Designed for more technical users such as materials, sourcing, and sustainability professionals, the new snapshots are not aimed at users looking for a more summary view of a fiber or material; for that, Textile Exchange offers a set of 33 Material Summaries, produced in 2013/14 with support from VF Corporation (previously also referred to as ‘Material Snapshots’).
Founded in 2002, Textile Exchange is a global nonprofit organisation that works closely with all sectors of the textile supply chain to find the best ways to minimise and even reverse the negative impacts on people, air, water, animals, and soil created by the $1.7 trillion industry.