Parent company of Cone Denim, American & Efird, Burlington, Gutermann and Safety Components, Elevate Textiles has acquired membership of the Textile Exchange Organization a global non-profit driving positive impact on climate change across the textile and fashion industries. The membership will enable Elevate and its brands to accelerate and further expand adoption of preferred fibers. It will guide the company towards a more meaningful production starting at sourcing raw materials and fibers.
Elevate Textiles currently participates in Textile Exchange’s 2025 Recycled Polyester Challenge. Launched by Textile Exchange and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, the challenge aims to help initiate a shift in the market toward the uptake of recycled polyester and the reduce greenhouse gases.
According to Jimmy Summers, Chief Sustainability Officer, Elevate Textiles, the company currently uses Textile Exchange standards at many of its facilities, specifically Organic Content Standard, Recycled Content Standard and Global Recycled Standard.
It looks forward to continuing working with the organization and provide customers and stakeholders with responsibly and sustainably sourced materials possible, he adds.