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Textile Exchange Materials Market Report 2023 published

The latest Materials Market Report 2023 – which includes materials produced for the fashion, textile, and apparel industry as well as for other industries is now available :

  • Global fiber production per person has increased from 8.3 kilograms in 1975 to 14.6 kilograms per person in 2022.
  • Polyester production volumes increased from 61 million tonnes in 2021 to 63 million tonnes in 2022. Polyester continues to be the most widely produced fiber, making up 54% of the global market in 2022.
  • Cotton from the programs recognized by the 2025 Sustainable Cotton Challenge returned to 27% of total cotton production in 2021/22. This followed a decline to 25% in 2020/21 due to a variety of factors, including weather variations, changes to the Better Cotton program, market conditions, and socio-political challenges.
  • Wool produced according to the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS), ZQ, SustainaWOOL (GREEN and GOLD), and Climate Beneficial™ increased from around 3% in 2021 to 4.3% in 2022. This was as high as 74% in the Falkland Islands, 53% in South Africa, 35% in Uruguay, and 21% in Argentina.
  • Manmade cellulosic fibers certified by FSC- and/or PEFC had an estimated market share of about 60-65% of all MMCFs in 2022.
  • Recycled textiles’ market share slightly decreased from around 8.5% in 2021 to 7.9% in 2022. Pre- and post-consumer recycled textiles accounted for less than 1% of the total global fiber market in 2022.

Organic Agriculture

IFOAM, Canada, EU


GOTS, Textile Exchange

Organic & Natural Cosmetics


ISO/IEC 17065 Accreditation


ISO/IEC 17065 Accreditation

Accredited Bodies

Certification Body Database

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