Textile Exchange Standards Commitments Registration Form

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Company & Contact Information
You may add your State/Province here as well.
Full First/Given name - not just an initial.
Full Last/Surname - not just an initial.
Numbers only. No spaces, -, () or + characters needed.

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Standards Commitment Details

Please use the table below to provide details of your company's commitment to each applicable Standard, following the instructions:


1.       When filling in the fields, as a guide, add the details you would include in the below commitment claims:

  • For certified material sourcing commitments:
    "We commit to source [Target(%)] of our [Material Type] from [Standard Name] certified sources by [Target Year]." 
  • For supply chain certification (production facilities) commitments:
    "We commit to achieve [Standard Name] certification at [Target (%)] of our [Production Facility Type] by [Target Year]."

    **Please also add Material Type for supply chain certification commitments.

2.      While OCS, RCS, and GRS may be applied to a variety of fiber and material types, please use the following material types for the following standards:

  • RDS: Down or Feathers
  • RWS: Wool
  • RMS: Mohair
  • RAS: Alpaca Fiber

3.      The Base Year is the year you originally made the commitment to the Standard.

4.     Leave fields blank for standards you are not making a commitment to. 

Target (%) Material Type Production Facility Type Target Year Base Year
Recycled Claim Standard (RCS)
Organic Content Standard (OCS)
Global Recycled Standard (GRS)
Responsible Down Standard (RDS)
Responsible Wool Standard (RWS)
Responsible Mohair Standard (RMS)
Responsible Alpaca Standard (RAS)

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Sharing Your Commitment
Once you've registered your commitment, you are permitted to publicly make claims about it and further talk about the Standard(s).

Please adhere to the guidelines and allowed language described in the below sections of the Standards Claims Policy:
  • Section A: General Marketing Claims (Corporate Commitment Claims, Progress Claims)
  • Section D: Information Statements

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Terms and Conditions

Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”, “Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using “The Logos,” which are the Textile Exchange Standards logos, with the copyright symbol and Textile Exchange name, as specified by Textile Exchange (this includes but is not limited to the CCS, OCS 100, OCS Blended, RCS 100, RCS Blended, GRS, RDS, RWS, RMS, or RAS logos and their variants). Your access to and use of The Logos is conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all users and others who wish to access or use The Logos.


By accessing or using The Logos you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the Terms then you do not have permission to access The Logos. Textile Exchange is committed to safeguarding the personal data of our employees, members and business associates and fully complies with the rules set forth by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Grant of license: We grant you a non-transferable, non-exclusive license to use The Logos in your company’s advertising and websites solely in connection with the general marketing of your commitments to Textile Exchange Standards and/or the distribution of Textile Exchange Standards information, as outlined below.


Term of license: The license granted by these Terms and Conditions shall start on the date when you click the "I agree" button (the “Effective Date”), and continue until terminated as provided below.


Limitations on license: You agree to comply with the following (including the information above), which are the conditions of the license granted by this Agreement:


1. You may only use The Logos and Standards’ names in strict conformity with the claims categories of: Section A: General Marketing Claims and Section D: Informational Statements claims as described in the Standards Claims Policy and with the Standards Logo Use Specifications as provided by Textile Exchange.


Use of the Logo(s) in any claims described in Section C: Assured Claims (e.g. Product-Related Claims and Claims by Certified Organizations) of TE-301 Standards Claims Policy are NOT permitted in the terms of these Terms. Assured Claims from Section C use a different set of Standards logos and use must be approved by a licensed Certification Body (CB), wherein another logo licensing agreement shall be signed. 


You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to remain informed about, and to immediately comply with, any changes Textile Exchange may make in these documents and/or this agreement for use of The Logos that affect your use of The Logos and other marketing material.


2. You may not assign or otherwise transfer any of the rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of Textile Exchange. Any prohibited assignment shall be null and void.


3. The license granted by these Terms is non-sublicensable. Nothing in these Terms grants you, or authorizes you to grant to any other person, firm or corporation, any right to use The Logos in any way or by any means or manner.


4. As between Textile Exchange and you, you acknowledge Textile Exchange’s exclusive right, title, and interest in and to the trademark rights in The Logos. You agree that you shall not acquire any right of any kind in The Logos as a result of your use of it, and you agree that all such uses shall inure to the benefit of Textile Exchange.


5. You agree that you shall not, directly or indirectly, during the term of these Terms or thereafter: (i) use The Logos in any manner likely to diminish its commercial value; (ii) use any name, logo or icon likely to cause confusion with The Logos; (iii) make any representation to the effect that The Logos is owned by you rather than by Textile Exchange; (iv) challenge either the validity or Textile Exchange’s ownership of any trademark rights which incorporate The Logos; or (v) use, register or try to register any a) trademark, domain name or any other words or phrases, or b) name of a company or organization or c) The Logos, which are or may be considered as similar to the trademarks, the Logos or the Textile Exchange name, or attempt to do anything of the aforesaid.


6. As between Textile Exchange and you, you acknowledge Textile Exchange’s exclusive right, title and interest in and to the copyright in The Logos, and you agree that you will not contest or assist another in contesting that copyright or Textile Exchange’s ownership of it.


7. All materials, if any, provided by Textile Exchange to you under these Terms, and all proprietary rights in and to all such materials shall remain the sole and exclusive property of Textile Exchange, subject only to the non-exclusive rights granted to you under these Terms.


8. Upon request, you shall provide Textile Exchange, without charge, samples of materials which feature The Logos or the Textile Exchange name. Textile Exchange shall have the right of approval over such items by giving written notice to you, within thirty (30) days of receipt of the samples, of such changes or corrections as Textile Exchange finds necessary. You shall make and incorporate said changes or corrections.


9. If Textile Exchange, in its sole discretion, determines that any Logos used or distributed by you under these Terms are unsatisfactory to Textile Exchange, either based on the quality of The Logos themselves or the depiction of The Logos, then Textile Exchange shall notify you in writing through email. Upon receipt of such notification, you shall have thirty (30) days to implement such reasonable changes, as Textile Exchange shall suggest, ensuring that the Logo(s) use is satisfactory to Textile Exchange.


10. Termination: Textile Exchange may, in its sole discretion, terminate these Terms or modify your license to use The Logos and marketing material by updating the terms and conditions on www.Textile Exchange.com or by notifying you be email. Upon termination of these Terms, you shall immediately cease any and all use of The Logos or any trademarks confusingly similar to The Logos.


11. Disclaimer and Warranties: Textile Exchange disclaims any and all warranties that may be expressed, implied or statutory with respect to the logos or otherwise, including without limitation any implied warranties against infringement, title, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use, and against all claims and liabilities arising out of your use of the logos.


12. Limitation of Liability: In no event shall Textile Exchange, nor its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, which may arise out of or in connection with this agreement, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.


13. Indemnity: You shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Textile Exchange, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, members, employees and agents from and against any claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all claims and resulting losses, costs, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees), arising as a result of or in connection with (a) any misrepresentation or breach of your representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement; and (b) any non-compliance by you with any agreements or undertakings contained in or made pursuant to these Terms.


14. Governing law and disputes: These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Texas, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding The Logos, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had between us regarding The Logos.

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