Development Hub

Development Hub

Our Process

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. 

Our highest priorities are to include all parties that may be affected by the standard, and to create a tool that balances strict requirements with realistic and auditable criteria. The development of all Textile Exchange standards is done through an international working group (IWG), representing the full spectrum of interested parties, including animal welfare groups, brands, farmers, supply chain members, industry associations, as well as brands and retailers.

The document ASR-102 Textile Exchange Standard Setting Procedures defines the process for developing and revising standards. An International Working Group (IWG), which is responsible for decision making in the standards development process, is formed with the defined terms of reference and representatives from the following sectors:

  • Brands/Retailers
  • Supply Chain
  • Material Producers
  • Civil Society
  • Professional Services
All Textile Exchange standards are reviewed at least once every five years to ensure that they remain relevant, reflect best practices, and achieve the desired impacts. Alongside the revision of each standard, the applicable supporting documents are typically reviewed. This may include the Certification Procedures, Implementation Manual, User Manuals, Farmer Guidebooks, and Logo Use and Claims Guide.

Schedule of Revisions and Development

Beginning in 2019, standing IWGs are in place for some Textile Exchange standards in order to provide ongoing guidance to Textile Exchange staff. To join an IWG or to provide feedback on a standard or document which is not currently under revision, please contact us directly. The following is a schedule of revisions for standards. Click the link to visit the page for current development/revisions.
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The following is a schedule of revisions for Textile Exchange policies and other documents which will include a public consultation.
wdt_ID Document Current Version/Date Schedule of Revision/Development

System Reports

ISEAL Membership


Textile Exchange is proud to be a full member of ISEAL Alliance, the global membership association for credible sustainability standards.

As an ISEAL member, Textile Exchange’s systems are assessed against the three ISEAL Codes of Good Practice, covering Standard Setting, Impacts, and Assurance

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