Materials Impact Dashboard 2020

Overall

Cotton

Polyester

Polyamide

Manmade Cellulosics

Down

Wool

Leather

Our Materials Impact Dashboard visualizes the global impact of the actions taken by participating companies

Targets and Commitments

Materials uptake

Participating companies with a 100% target for at least one preferred material.

88%

Circularity

Participating companies reporting one or more circularity target.

48%

Sustainable Development Goals

Participating companies reporting targets for meeting one or more SDG.

30%

Climate action

Participating companies with a publicly reported science-based target for climate.

47%

Aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals

01 No poverty - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
02 Zero hunger - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
06 Clean water and sanitation - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
07 Affordable and clean energy - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
09 Industry, innovation and infrastructure - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
12 Responsible consumption and production - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
13 Climate action - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
14 Life below water - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
15 Life on land - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
17 Partnerships for the goals - Sustainable Development Goal tile image

Progress towards 45% greenhouse gas emission reduction by 2030

Actual

BAU 3% growth

Target pathway

Country of origin

Map of Country of Origin for overall participants in Textile Exchange

Key materials

Company-reported uptake volumes of key materials.

4.7 million tonnes reported.

Cotton

55%

Wool

1%

Polyester

33%

Down

<1%

Manmade Cellulosics

7%

Polyamide

4%

Progress to preferred

Percentage of materials reported as preferred or conventional.

Preferred, recycled

8%

Preferred, renewable

36%

Conventional

56%

Outcomes of increased preferred uptake

Outcome area

Improved practices

Benefits

Saving is equivalent to

Land use

2019

Improved

3.8

million hectares

2018

Improved

2.4

million hectares

2019

Conventional

32.6

million hectares

11%

Land under improved practices

The same area as 5.4 million football fields

Outcome area

Improved practices

Benefits

Saving is equivalent to

Resource use

2019

Recycled

0.4

million tonnes

2018

Recycled

0.3

million tonnes

2019

Virgin

4.3

million tonnes

8%

of material from recycled feedstock

The carrying capacity of 30,209 12 tonne garbage trucks

Understanding the impacts

Participant's use 2019

Participant's use 2018

Conventional equivalent

Impact area

Footprint

Saving

Saving is equivalent to

Water consumption

4.5

trillion liters

4.4

trillion liters

5.2

trillion liters

13%

649 billion liters of water

The drinking water needs of 592 million people for one year

Fossil fuel energy

173

billion megajoules

178

billion megajoules

200

billion megajoules

14%

27.6 billion megajoules

631,014 US homes powered for one year

Global warming

11.8

million tonnes CO2eq

11.8

million tonnes CO2eq

13.1

million tonnes CO2eq

10%

1.4 million tonnes of CO2eq

Driving 5.4 billion kms in an average sized car

Data based on information supplied by 120 participating companies

Uptake volumes are aggregated from company data reported through the MCI survey, and have been rounded to whole numbers. Modeled improvements (outcomes) are based on commonly accepted methodologies. Potential environmental savings (impacts) associated with the use of preferred renewable or recycled raw materials are based on Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) version 3.1. These calculations include only fiber-level impacts and exclude impacts from finished material manufacturing. For the calculation of full material and product manufacturing and life cycles, please visit Higg.org.

In 2020, participating company portfolios are compared to 100% conventional of the same materials and 2019 results. Dashboard data is limited by the availability and accuracy of company data, outcome modeling assumptions and the limitations associated with globalized averages used in the Higg MSI to model impacts. The Impacts Dashboard will be annually adjusted to reflect any improvements made. See Impacts Dashboard Guide to find out more.

Targets and Commitments

100% uptake

Participating companies with a 100% target for at least one preferred cotton.

86%

Incremental uptake

Participating companies with a target to increase the use of at least one preferred cotton.

4%

2025 Sustainable cotton challenge

Signatory to achieving 100% more sustainable cotton use by 2025.

34%

Aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals

01 No poverty - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
02 Zero hunger - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
06 Clean water and sanitation - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
07 Affordable and clean energy - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
09 Industry, innovation and infrastructure - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
12 Responsible consumption and production - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
13 Climate action - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
15 Life on land - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
17 Partnerships for the goals - Sustainable Development Goal tile image

Progress towards 45% greenhouse gas emission reduction by 2030

Actual

BAU 3% growth

Target pathway

Country of origin

Map of Country of Origin for cotton participants in Textile Exchange

Programs in use

Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)

bioRe

Cotton made in Africa (CmiA)

Fair Trade

Organic cotton

Organic Fair Trade

Recycled cotton

Responsible Brazilian Cotton (ABR)

US Cotton Trust Protocol

Progress to preferred

Percentage of materials reported as preferred or conventional.

Preferred, recycled

1%

Preferred, renewable

62%

Conventional

37%

Outcomes of increased preferred uptake

Outcome area

Improved practices

Benefits

Saving is equivalent to

Land use

2019

Improved

1.5

million hectares

2018

Improved

1.2

million hectares

2019

Conventional

1.9

million hectares

44%

Land under improved practices

The same area as 2.1 million football fields

Outcome area

Improved practices

Benefits

Saving is equivalent to

Resource use

2019

Recycled

0.03

million tonnes

2018

Recycled

0.03

million tonnes

2019

Virgin

2.5

million tonnes

1%

of material from recycled feedstock

The carrying capacity of 2,399 12 tonne garbage trucks

Outcome area

Improved practices

Benefits

Saving is equivalent to

Farmers

2019

Improved

545

thousand farmers

2018

Improved

433

thousand farmers

2019

Conventional

684

thousand farmers

44%

Farmers following improved land practices

The equivalent of 136,368 households

Understanding the impacts

Participants' use 2019

Participants' use 2018

Conventional equivalent

Impact area

Footprint

Saving

Saving is equivalent to

Water consumption

4.5

trillion liters

4.4

trillion liters

5.1

trillion liters

13%

637 billion liters of water

The drinking water needs of 582 million people for one year

Fossil fuel energy

28.4

billion megajoules

27.5

billion megajoules

30.6

billion megajoules

7%

2.2 billion megajoules

49,655 US homes powered for one year

Global warming

4.6

million tonnes CO2eq

4.4

million tonnes CO2eq

4.9

million tonnes CO2eq

7%

0.3 million tonnes of CO2eq

Driving 1.3 billion kms in an average sized car

Data based on information supplied by 91 participating companies

Uptake volumes are aggregated from company data reported through the MCI survey, and have been rounded to whole numbers. Modeled improvements (outcomes) are based on commonly accepted methodologies. Potential environmental savings (impacts) associated with the use of preferred renewable or recycled raw materials are based on Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) version 3.1. These calculations include only fiber-level impacts and exclude impacts from finished material manufacturing. For the calculation of full material and product manufacturing and life cycles, please visit Higg.org.

In 2020, participating company portfolios are compared to 100% conventional of the same materials and 2019 results. Dashboard data is limited by the availability and accuracy of company data, outcome modeling assumptions and the limitations associated with globalized averages used in the Higg MSI to model impacts. The Impacts Dashboard will be annually adjusted to reflect any improvements made. See Impacts Dashboard Guide to find out more.

Targets and Commitments

100% uptake

Participating companies with a 100% target for recycled polyester.

47%

Incremental uptake

Participating companies with a target to increase the use of recycled and/or preferred polyester.

18%

Recycled polyester commitment

Contributing to the increased industry use of recycled polyester by 25% by 2020.

14%

Aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals

06 Clean water and sanitation - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
07 Affordable and clean energy - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
09 Industry, innovation and infrastructure - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
12 Responsible consumption and production - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
13 Climate action - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
14 Life below water - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
17 Partnerships for the goals - Sustainable Development Goal tile image

Progress towards 45% greenhouse gas emission reduction by 2030

Actual

BAU 3% growth

Target pathway

Country of origin

Map of Country of Origin for polyester participants in Textile Exchange

Programs in use

Bio-based polyester

Recycled polyester

Progress to preferred

Percentage of materials reported as preferred or conventional.

Preferred, recycled

21%

Preferred, renewable

<1%

Conventional

79%

Outcomes of increased preferred uptake

Outcome area

Improved practices

Benefits

Saving is equivalent to

Resource use

2019

Recycled

0.3

million tonnes

2018

Recycled

0.2

million tonnes

2019

Virgin

1.2

million tonnes

21%

of material from recycled feedstock

The carrying capacity of 27,012 12 tonne garbage trucks (or 23.7 billion 500ml PET bottles)

Understanding the impacts

Participants' use 2019

Participants' use 2018

Conventional equivalent

Impact area

Footprint

Saving

Saving is equivalent to

Water consumption

28.1

billion liters

28.1

billion liters

33.9

billion liters

17%

5.7 billion liters of water

The drinking water needs of 5.2 million people for one year

Fossil fuel energy

94.6

billion megajoules

95.1

billion megajoules

116

billion megajoules

19%

21.8 billion megajoules

498,924 US homes powered for one year

Global warming

3.8

million tonnes CO2eq

3.7

million tonnes CO2eq

4.5

million tonnes CO2eq

16%

0.7 million tonnes of CO2eq

Driving 2.8 billion kms in an average sized car

Data based on information supplied by 72 participating companies

Uptake volumes are aggregated from company data reported through the MCI survey, and have been rounded to whole numbers. Modeled improvements (outcomes) are based on commonly accepted methodologies. Potential environmental savings (impacts) associated with the use of preferred renewable or recycled raw materials are based on Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) version 3.1. These calculations include only fiber-level impacts and exclude impacts from finished material manufacturing. For the calculation of full material and product manufacturing and life cycles, please visit Higg.org.

In 2020, participating company portfolios are compared to 100% conventional of the same materials and 2019 results. Dashboard data is limited by the availability and accuracy of company data, outcome modeling assumptions and the limitations associated with globalized averages used in the Higg MSI to model impacts. The Impacts Dashboard will be annually adjusted to reflect any improvements made. See Impacts Dashboard Guide to find out more.

Targets and Commitments

100% uptake

Participating companies with a 100% target for recycled polyamide.

40%

Incremental uptake

Participating companies with a target for increasing the use of recycled and/or preferred polyamide.

12%

Aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals

06 Clean water and sanitation - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
07 Affordable and clean energy - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
09 Industry, innovation and infrastructure - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
12 Responsible consumption and production - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
13 Climate action - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
14 Life below water - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
17 Partnerships for the goals - Sustainable Development Goal tile image

Progress towards 45% greenhouse gas emission reduction by 2030

Actual

BAU 3% growth

Target pathway

Country of origin

Map of Country of Origin for polyamide participants in Textile Exchange

Programs in use

Bio-based polyamide

Recycled polyamide

Progress to preferred

Percentage of materials reported as preferred or conventional.

Preferred, recycled

2%

Preferred, renewable

<1%

Conventional

98%

Outcomes of increased preferred uptake

Outcome area

Improved practices

Benefits

Saving is equivalent to

Resource use

2019

Improved

3.6

thousand tonnes

2018

Improved

2.9

thousand tonnes

2019

Conventional

174

thousand tonnes

2%

of material from recycled feedstock

The carrying capacity of 299 12 tonne garbage trucks

Understanding the impacts

Participants' use 2019

Participants' use 2018

Conventional equivalent

Impact area

Footprint

Saving

Saving is equivalent to

Water consumption

0.04

billion liters

0.04

billion liters

0.04

billion liters

Fossil fuel energy

25.1

billion megajoules

32.1

billion megajoules

25.6

billion megajoules

2%

0.5 billion megajoules

11,247 US homes powered for one year

Global warming

1.4

million tonnes CO2eq

1.7

million tonnes CO2eq

1.4

million tonnes CO2eq

2%

0.03 million tonnes of CO2eq

Driving 103 million kms in an average sized car

Data based on information supplied by 42 participating companies

Uptake volumes are aggregated from company data reported through the MCI survey, and have been rounded to whole numbers. Modeled improvements (outcomes) are based on commonly accepted methodologies. Potential environmental savings (impacts) associated with the use of preferred renewable or recycled raw materials are based on Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) version 3.1. These calculations include only fiber-level impacts and exclude impacts from finished material manufacturing. For the calculation of full material and product manufacturing and life cycles, please visit Higg.org.

In 2020, participating company portfolios are compared to 100% conventional of the same materials and 2019 results. Dashboard data is limited by the availability and accuracy of company data, outcome modeling assumptions and the limitations associated with globalized averages used in the Higg MSI to model impacts. The Impacts Dashboard will be annually adjusted to reflect any improvements made. See Impacts Dashboard Guide to find out more.

Targets and Commitments

100% uptake

Participating companies with a 100% target for the uptake of preferred manmade cellulosics.

74%

Incremental uptake

Participating companies with a target for increasing the use of preferred manmade cellulosics.

7%

CanopyStyle partners

Participating companies that are CanopyStyle partners.

54%

Aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals

06 Clean water and sanitation - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
07 Affordable and clean energy - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
09 Industry, innovation and infrastructure - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
12 Responsible consumption and production - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
13 Climate action - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
15 Life on land - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
17 Partnerships for the goals - Sustainable Development Goal tile image

Progress towards 45% greenhouse gas emission reduction by 2030

Actual

BAU 3% growth

Target pathway

Country of origin

Map of Country of Origin for manmade-cellulosics participants in Textile Exchange

Programs in use

Acetate (FSC, PEFC)

Lyocell (FSC, PEFC)

Modal (FSC, PEFC)

Viscose (FSC, PEFC)

Recycled cellulose

Progress to preferred

Percentage of materials reported as preferred or conventional.

Preferred, recycled

<1%

Preferred, renewable

31%

Conventional

69%

Outcomes of increased preferred uptake

Outcome area

Land practices

Benefits

Saving is equivalent to

Land use

2019

Certified

27.3

thousand hectares

2018

Certified

27.3

thousand hectares

2019

Conventional

85.2

thousand hectares

24%

Forest under improved management

The same area as 38,470 football fields

Outcome area

Improved practices

Benefits

Saving is equivalent to

Resource use

2019

Recycled

0.3

thousand tonnes

2018

Recycled

0.2

thousand tonnes

2019

Virgin

308

thousand tonnes

<1%

of material from recycled feedstock

The carrying capacity of 23 12 tonne garbage trucks

Understanding the impacts

Participants' use 2019

Participants' use 2018

Conventional equivalent

Impact area

Footprint

Saving

Saving is equivalent to

Water consumption

33.2

billion liters

30.7

billion liters

38.8

billion liters

15%

5.7 billion liters of water

The drinking water needs of 5.2 million people for one year

Fossil fuel energy

24.7

billion megajoules

22.8

billion megajoules

27.8

billion megajoules

11%

3.1 billion megajoules

71,187 US homes powered for one year

Global warming

2.0

million tonnes CO2eq

1.9

million tonnes CO2eq

2.4

million tonnes CO2eq

13%

0.3 million tonnes of CO2eq

Driving 1.2 billion kms in an average sized car

Data based on information supplied by 57 participating companies

Uptake volumes are aggregated from company data reported through the MCI survey, and have been rounded to whole numbers. Modeled improvements (outcomes) are based on commonly accepted methodologies. Potential environmental savings (impacts) associated with the use of preferred renewable or recycled raw materials are based on Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) version 3.1. These calculations include only fiber-level impacts and exclude impacts from finished material manufacturing. For the calculation of full material and product manufacturing and life cycles, please visit Higg.org.

In 2020, participating company portfolios are compared to 100% conventional of the same materials and 2019 results. Dashboard data is limited by the availability and accuracy of company data, outcome modeling assumptions and the limitations associated with globalized averages used in the Higg MSI to model impacts. The Impacts Dashboard will be annually adjusted to reflect any improvements made. See Impacts Dashboard Guide to find out more.

Targets and Commitments

100% uptake

Participating companies with a 100% target for the uptake of preferred down.

95%

Aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals

02 Zero hunger - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
09 Industry, innovation and infrastructure - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
12 Responsible consumption and production - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
17 Partnerships for the goals - Sustainable Development Goal tile image

Country of origin

Map of Country of Origin for down participants in Textile Exchange

Programs in use

Downpass

Organic down

Responsible Down Standard (RDS)

Traceable Down Standard (TDS)

Recycled down

Progress to preferred

Percentage of materials reported as preferred or conventional.

Preferred, recycled

<1%

Preferred, renewable

95%

Conventional

5%

Outcomes of increased preferred uptake

Outcome area

Improved practices

Benefits

Saving is equivalent to

Resource use

2019

Recycled

0.16

thousand tonnes

2018

Recycled

0.02

thousand tonnes

2019

Virgin

23.8

thousand tonnes

1%

of down from recycled feedstock

The carrying capacity of 13 12 tonne garbage trucks

Outcome area

Improved practices

Benefits

Saving is equivalent to

Ducks and geese

2019

Improved

900

million birds

2018

Improved

755

million birds

2019

Conventional

43

million birds

95%

birds under certified production

Data based on information supplied by 37 participating companies

Uptake volumes are aggregated from company data reported through the MCI survey, and have been rounded to whole numbers. Modeled improvements (outcomes) are based on commonly accepted methodologies. Potential environmental savings (impacts) associated with the use of preferred renewable or recycled raw materials are based on Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) version 3.1. These calculations include only fiber-level impacts and exclude impacts from finished material manufacturing. For the calculation of full material and product manufacturing and life cycles, please visit Higg.org.

In 2020, participating company portfolios are compared to 100% conventional of the same materials and 2019 results. Dashboard data is limited by the availability and accuracy of company data, outcome modeling assumptions and the limitations associated with globalized averages used in the Higg MSI to model impacts. The Impacts Dashboard will be annually adjusted to reflect any improvements made. See Impacts Dashboard Guide to find out more.

Targets and Commitments

100% uptake

Participating companies with a 100% target for the uptake of preferred wool.

54%

Incremental uptake

Participating companies with a target for increasing the use of preferred wool.

7%

Aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals

02 Zero hunger - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
09 Industry, innovation and infrastructure - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
12 Responsible consumption and production - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
15 Life on land - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
17 Partnerships for the goals - Sustainable Development Goal tile image

Country of origin

Map of Country of Origin for wool participants in Textile Exchange

Programs in use

Organic wool

Responsible Wool Standard (RWS)

ZQ Certified

Recycled wool

Progress to preferred

Percentage of materials reported as preferred or conventional.

Preferred, recycled

9%

Preferred, renewable

6%

Conventional

85%

Outcomes of increased preferred uptake

Outcome area

Land practices

Benefits

Saving is equivalent to

Land use

2019

Improved

2.3

million hectares

2018

Improved

1.2

million hectares

2019

Conventional

30.6

million hectares

7%

Land under improved practices

The same area as 3.3 million football fields

Outcome area

Improved practices

Benefits

Saving is equivalent to

Resource use

2019

Recycled

5.6

thousand tonnes

2018

Recycled

3.6

thousand tonnes

2019

Virgin

57.3

thousand tonnes

9%

of wool from recycled feedstock

The carrying capacity of 463 12 tonne garbage trucks

Outcome area

Improved practices

Benefits

Saving is equivalent to

Sheep

2019

Improved

1.2

million sheep

2018

Improved

0.6

million sheep

2019

Conventional

15.1

million sheep

7%

sheep from improved farms

Data based on information supplied by 46 participating companies

Uptake volumes are aggregated from company data reported through the MCI survey, and have been rounded to whole numbers. Modeled improvements (outcomes) are based on commonly accepted methodologies. Potential environmental savings (impacts) associated with the use of preferred renewable or recycled raw materials are based on Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) version 3.1. These calculations include only fiber-level impacts and exclude impacts from finished material manufacturing. For the calculation of full material and product manufacturing and life cycles, please visit Higg.org.

In 2020, participating company portfolios are compared to 100% conventional of the same materials and 2019 results. Dashboard data is limited by the availability and accuracy of company data, outcome modeling assumptions and the limitations associated with globalized averages used in the Higg MSI to model impacts. The Impacts Dashboard will be annually adjusted to reflect any improvements made. See Impacts Dashboard Guide to find out more.

Targets and Commitments

100% uptake

Participating companies with a 100% target for the uptake of preferred leather.

61%

Deforestation and conversion-free

Participating companies with a target for increasing the use of preferred leather.

11%

Leather Working Group members

Participating companies that are Leather Working Group members.

50%

Aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals

02 Zero hunger - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
09 Industry, innovation and infrastructure - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
12 Responsible consumption and production - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
15 Life on land - Sustainable Development Goal tile image
17 Partnerships for the goals - Sustainable Development Goal tile image

Country of origin

Map of Country of Origin for leather participants in Textile Exchange

Programs in use

Leather Working Group

Organic leather

Recycled leather

Progress to preferred

Percentage of materials reported as preferred or conventional.

Preferred, recycled

<1%

Preferred renewable

<1%

Leather Working Group

68%

Conventional

32%

Outcomes of increased preferred uptake

Outcome area

Improved practices

Benefits

Saving is equivalent to

Resource use

2019

Recycled

0.2

million square metres

2018

No data

million square metres

2019

Virgin

55.9

million square metres

<1%

of leather from recycled feedstock

350,133 average sized tote bags

Outcome area

Improved practices

Benefits

Saving is equivalent to

Hides processed

2019

Improved/LWG

38.2

million square metres

2018

No data

million square metres

2019

Conventional

17.9

million square metres

68%

Hides under improved processing

11.4 million improved/LWG hide processing

Data based on information supplied by 36 participating companies

Uptake volumes are aggregated from company data reported through the MCI survey, and have been rounded to whole numbers. Modeled improvements (outcomes) are based on commonly accepted methodologies. Potential environmental savings (impacts) associated with the use of preferred renewable or recycled raw materials are based on Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) version 3.1. These calculations include only fiber-level impacts and exclude impacts from finished material manufacturing. For the calculation of full material and product manufacturing and life cycles, please visit Higg.org.

In 2020, participating company portfolios are compared to 100% conventional of the same materials and 2019 results. Dashboard data is limited by the availability and accuracy of company data, outcome modeling assumptions and the limitations associated with globalized averages used in the Higg MSI to model impacts. The Impacts Dashboard will be annually adjusted to reflect any improvements made. See Impacts Dashboard Guide to find out more.