Textile Exchange announces completion of Material Snapshots

Textile Exchange announces completion of Material Snapshots

As announced in January when the first half of the series was released, Textile Exchange has produced a new set of Material Snapshots available free to members. Aimed at the more technical user, with LCA data and literature reviews driving the analyses, TE hopes the new snapshots will add value to the industry and facilitate informed decision-making around fibres and materials

Textile Exchange is delighted to announce that the full suite of its new series of Material Snapshots is now available. This collection was produced in 2015 with financial support from VF Corporation and in collaboration with Brown and Wilmanns Environmental, LLC, and the first half of the series, 14 documents released in January, was met with great interest and enthusiasm from the industry. Alongside the 13 snapshots released today, they offer readers a deep dive into the life cycle issues of 27 different fibres and materials, covering both “preferred” and “conventional” options.

 Designed with the more technical user in mind, the snapshots combine available LCA data and information with detailed literature reviews to provide comprehensive but succinct analyses. Users looking for a more summary view of a fibre or material should refer to the original set of 33 Material Summaries released in 2014 (previously also referred to as “Material Snapshots”).

The two sets of resources – the original Material Summaries and the new Material Snapshots – are designed to be used alongside each other within an organization to help educate and enable informed, intelligent fibre and material choices.

We hope the new snapshots will add to the value of our resources and allow for broader usage among our membership. We are grateful to VF Corporation for their generous sponsorship of both the new and original snapshots, and for making them freely available to TE members.

Non-TE members can purchase the new Material Snapshots for $250 each or the original Material Summaries for $50 each. For a full list of available Snapshots and Summaries, download the Background document using the link below. You can also download a sample of each resource.

Last but not least, if you missed the recent Webinar introducing the new snapshots, hosted by TE’s Jeff Wilson and BWE’s Mike Brown, you can access the recording here


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