With this survey we are looking to tap into your expertise to determine Textile Exchange’s role in the future of the Vegan Standard for producers, traders and processors (henceforth: Standard) one of the five Standards Textile Exchange received as part of a gift in 2018.
The Mission of Textile Exchange is to inspire and equip people to accelerate sustainable practices in the textile value chain. We focus on minimizing the harmful impacts of the global textile industry and maximizing its positive effects.
As we think about how to minimize the harmful impact and maximize the positive, where is the threshold of where we move from ‘doing less harm’ to delivering positive results? Standards are a tool that allow us to define this journey and provide the steps needed to deliver on positive impacts.
The Vegan Standard is available for certification today. For quick reference:
The Vegan Standard provides support for plant-based lifestyles with the aim to ensure certified products do not contain animal products or by-products.
Both food and non-food products are in scope.
The Vegan Standard applies to all physical or legal entities that produce, process, transport, handle and trade vegan products.
We recommend that you download and review the Standard before sharing your feedback and ask that you dedicate about 30-45 minutes to complete the survey. The majority of questions are designed as open text so you have ample space to share your thoughts.
The deadline for your responses is November 9, 2019.
To learn more about the assessment process of the gifted Standards overall please visit our Gifted Standards Review website.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your expertise with us!