Textile Exchange’s 2020 Corporate Fiber and Materials Benchmark Survey Opens for Suppliers and Manufacturers this Week!

Textile Exchange invites suppliers and manufacturers to participate in the 2020 Corporate Fiber & Materials Benchmark (CFMB), which opens this Wednesday, September 16.


CFMB participants will be eligible for the 2020 Creating Material Change Index, which tracks the textile sector’s progress toward more sustainable materials sourcing. The benchmark also aligns with global efforts like the Sustainable Development Goals and the transition to a circular economy.

The survey submission period remains open from now until October 16 – with company scorecards and the Material Change Index launching in January 2021. There will be a benchmark breakout session during the 2020 Textile Sustainability Conference, and we encourage all participants to join us for this special “bench-learning” opportunity.

Introduction Video: Welcome to the 2020 Corporate Fiber and Materials Benchmark

Register This Week!

We welcome all suppliers/manufacturers to get started by logging into the CFMB portal and selecting the survey category suppliers/manufacturers. This will open on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

Piloting This Year!

•             Biodiversity Index: The benchmark survey will incorporate a new Biodiversity Index, which is currently under development with an expert advisory group including Conservation International, The Biodiversity Consultancy, the Science Based Targets Network, and Textile Exchange member companies.

•             Biodiversity Module: The CFMB will incorporate a new focus on Nature. This year introducing a new Biodiversity Module. We are collaborating closely with The Biodiversity Consultancy and Helen Crowley (on sabbatical from Kering) to ensure our program is aligned with the Science Based Targets agenda. Our expert advisory group includes topic experts and frontrunner Textile Exchange member companies.

Keep in touch with us through: The CFMB Hub on Companies Creating Material Change: To learn about the latest updates, advancements and support service during your benchmark journey, we encourage all participating companies to join our new online home. Please follow the link here. Drop into our Live Online Benchmarking “Clinics”: These are held weekly via zoom. Come along with your questions, concerns, or to hear from others. Please find more drop-in clinic details below. Questions? Contact the team at CFMB@TextileExchange.org  with any questions.