Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Written by Brett Mathews
Responding to our story, Textile Exchange (TE) initially told us it is in alignment with the IFOAM standard which includes prohibition on land-use abuses. However, Liesl Truscott European & farm engagement director with TE has confirmed to us today that this is not yet ‘an official position’ for Textile Exchange. Notably, a senior industry figure from the organic sector told Ecotextile News that, “Of 505 certifiers [in organic] only 25 are accredited to IFOAM,” which, in itself, is clearly a concern.