insights report

2019 Insights Report

The Material Change Insights Report provides one of the most data-backed and comprehensive analyses of how the industry is progressing in its shift to preferred materials, as well as alignment with global efforts like the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the transition to a circular economy. It builds on Textile Exchange’s Material Change Index (MCI) – a family of indices, published earlier in the year, that tracks individual company progress.

Key 2019 achievements

Number of participating companies

Number of participating companies (including subsidiaries)

Participating companies target

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

Percent of materials used

Materials from preferred sources used by participating companies

Participant profile

A breakdown of 2019 CFMB participation and performance is below. In this chart, Level 1 also includes companies submitting modular surveys.

MCI participants (%)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25
  • 0
  • Level 1Level 1
  • Level 2Level 2
  • Level 3Level 3
  • Level 4Level 4

Performance banding