Textile Exchange is committed to building credible, internationally recognized standards that include assurance and monitoring and evaluations systems. As a member of ISEAL, Textile Exchange follows three Codes of Good Practice in addition to its own procedures for Standard Setting, Accreditation and Certification.
The goal of the CCS is to ensure the accuracy of content claims. It tracks verified input material through the supply chain and applies to any product, from any industry. The CCS is intended to maintain the integrity of the claimed material’s attributes from the original input source to the final product. The CCS is verified by an accredited third-party certification body.
The Content Claim Standard provides:
The chain of custody foundation for all of Textile Exchange’s standards,
Industries with a tool to build trust with consumers about content claims, and
Companies with a tool to verify business-to-business content claims.
In April 2020, Textile Exchange began a revision of the Content Claim Standard (CCS) 2.0. From April 30, 2020 to June 12, 2020, Textile Exchange sought open feedback on the current version of the Content Claim Standard 2.0. You can find a summary of the feedback received here.
In partnership with the CCS International Working Group, Textile Exchange created a Draft CCS 3.0, which will be available for public consultation from March 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021.
Textile Exchange anticipates releasing its final Content Claim Standard 3.0 in mid-2021.
Content may change as the CCS 3.0 changes status from draft to final.
We recommend reading the following two documents before sharing your feedback:
A summary of key changes
The Draft CCS 3.0
You can learn more about the CCS revision here. Any questions or comments can be directed to Standards@TextileExchange.org.