Royal Robbins has been named to the Textile Exchange Leaderboard and is included in the 2019 Textile Exchange Material Change Insights Report, published May 27, 2020. The company said in a release that its commitment to environmental and social responsibility has been at the core of the Royal Robbins business since the outdoor apparel brand’s inception more than 50 years ago. Royal Robbins’ use of eco-conscious, ethically-sourced fibers, called Manmade Cellulosic Fibers (Tencel Lyocell and Tencel Modal), is now garnering international recognition.
“We are very proud to be included on the Textile Exchange leaderboard,” said Kaytlin Moeller, sustainability manager for Royal Robbins. “Textile Exchange Corporate Fiber & Materials Benchmark (CFMB) is a prominent tool we can use to assess our material portfolio and it will help us track our progress on sustainability in the future.”
The Material Change Insights Report provides one of the most data-backed and comprehensive analyses 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.
The 2019 Material Change Insights Report is based on companies’ self-reported data from 2018. Royal Robbins had 18 styles made with Tencel Lyocell or Tencel Modal in 2018.
For 2020, the company has 43 Tencel garments in its collection.