The results of the annual election for the Lubbock, Texas-based organization were released on Tuesday.
New members to governance board are Karla Magruder of Fabrikology and Ben Mead of the Hohenstein Institute, while Paolo Foglia of ICEA, Mark Prose of Control Union, Shona Quinn of Eileen Fisher and Jerry Wheeler of EcoCentric were all reelected to serve another three-year term.
New to TE’s advisory council are Amy Williams of the California College of the Arts, Subindu Garkhel of Fairtrade and Pamela Ravasio of the European Outdoor Group. Reelected to three-year terms on the council were Sreeranga Rajan of Dibella, Alison Ward of CottonConnect and Eric Wilmanns of Brown and Wilmanns.
Added to the Europe board were Anna-Karin Dahlberg of Lindex, Bruno Van Steenberge of Glama, Arun Ambatipudi of Chetna Organic, Prama Bhardwaj of Mantis World and Amit Shah of Spectrum, while Ben Ramsden of Resonance, Heinrich Schultz of OrganiMark and Tong Yeung of Mecilla were reelected to three-year terms.
LaRhea Pepper is managing director of Textile Exchange, which was incorporated in 2002 and works closely with its members and textile industry stakeholders along the entire $1.7 trillion value cycle. TE identifies and shares best practices regarding farming, materials and processing, with the mission of reducing the impact on the world’s water, soil, air and human population.
Textile Exchange offers members a top-level sustainability assessment in order to develop a long-term plan toward a more sustainable operation. This work includes verifying steps of the supply chain to demonstrate how the material is sourced, grown, processed and manufactured. Textile Exchange works with companies to determine the best fibers and materials to use and to trace the integrity of their materials and manufacturing processes so textiles can be properly labeled.
It has created industry barometers such as the Responsible Wool Standard and the Responsible Down Standard.