Prana, reported that it has achieved Level 4 in Textile Exchange’s Material Change Index published last week, the highest rank as a leading performance brand with a mention in every category of the Index. The Index tracked Prana’s reported fiber use in 2019.

Prana said it is well on its way to reaching its goal of 100 percent preferred fibers usage by 2023.

“I could not be more excited to be part of a brand that realizes that our biggest opportunity for impact is in our materials and is willing to take action,” said Rachel Lincoln, director of sustainability at Prana, “using regenerative and regenerated fibers as our foundation, we are softening our impact on the environment and starting to build towards true circularity. I am so proud of the whole product creation team whose choices have helped us reach the highest rank possible.”

Achieving Level 4 in the Textile Exchange Material Change Index denotes that Prana scored a minimum of 75 out of 100 possible points in materials circularity, materials sustainable development goals, Cotton, Polyester, Nylon, manmade Cellulosics, Wool, and Down.

The report draws on data provided through Textile Exchange’s Corporate Fiber & Materials Benchmark (CFMB) program, the largest peer-to-peer comparison program in the textiles industry with more than 170 voluntary brand participants. The CFMB program fills a necessary industry gap by analyzing self-reported company data to track the materials sourcing progress of individual companies as well as the industry at large.

The resulting Material Change Insights Report provides a comprehensive analysis of how the industry is progressing in its shift to preferred materials as well as alignment with global efforts like the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the transition to a circular economy. It builds on Textile Exchange’s Material Change Index (MCI) — a collection of indices, published earlier in the year, that tracks individual company progress. For more information visit here.

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