New Series Of Material Snapshots Released

LUBBOCK, Texas — March 9, 2016 — Textile Exchange is excited to announce the release of the second set of 13 new documents within the full suite of Material Snapshots, produced in 2015 with financial support from VF Corp. and in collaboration with Brown and Wilmanns Environmental LLC.

The new Material 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.

The new snapshots are designed for more technical users such as materials, sourcing, and sustainability professionals. They 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 Corp. — previously also referred to as Material Snapshots). The two sets of resources — the existing 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 fiber and material choices.

The new Material Snapshots are available on a complimentary basis to Textile Exchange members and can be purchased by non-members.

Posted March 9, 2016

Source: Textile Exchange