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Join the Textile Exchange Governance Board

Apply now to join Textile Exchange’s governance board for 2025 and help to drive beneficial outcomes for climate and nature across the fashion, textile, and apparel industry from the start of the supply system.

Textile Exchange is excited to announce that applications are now open for our 2025 governance board.

This is a great opportunity to be part of an organization dedicated to guiding the fashion, textile, and apparel industry in climate and nature action at the materials production level of the supply system. By joining our governance board, you will play a crucial role in leading Textile Exchange in its mission and vision, helping shape important work that addresses the critical challenges facing the industry today.

Nominations for the governance board

Expressions of interest must be submitted by July 31, 2024, and an election will be held in September 2024. Two seats are open for a three-year term starting on January 1, 2025. Board members are eligible to serve up to three terms, totaling nine years. The current governance board will vote to elect new board members and re-elect current board members at the end of their terms.

Newly elected board members are requested to attend the in-person meeting held in conjunction with our annual conference in Pasadena in October 2024, as part of their orientation. Further induction meetings will be held to help successful applicants in their onboarding.

How to apply

Please send a letter of interest, along with your resume or CV, a brief biography, and a letter of recommendation from another representative of Textile Exchange’s member community. In your letter, please address the following:

  • How do your personal and professional values align with the mission, vision, and goals of Textile Exchange?
  • How might you help the organization accomplish its mission to inspire and equip people to accelerate sustainable practices in the textile value chain?
  • Can you describe your previous experience serving on a governance board? What were your primary responsibilities and contributions?
  • How do you approach strategic planning and long-term visioning for an organization?
  • What do you see as the key priorities for Textile Exchange over the next five years, especially in achieving its climate and nature goals?
  • How familiar are you with the realities faced in Rier 4 of the supply chain, and how do you propose addressing these challenges?
  • What motivates you to support our efforts to create a sustainable and equitable future for the fashion and textile industry?
  • How will you balance your time and resources to commit to being an active member of the governance board?

Please email your application to Emma Slade at emma@textileexchange.org.

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