The market share for preferred fiber and materials grew significantly in 2020. According to a new Textile Exchange report, between 2019 and 2020 the market share of preferred cotton increased from 24 to 30% and recycled polyester (rPET) from 13.7 to 14.7%. Preferred cashmere increased from 0.8 to 7% of all cashmere produced while Responsible Mohair Standard certified fiber expanded from 0 to 27% of all mohair produced worldwide in its first year of existence in 2020. The market share of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and/or the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC) certified man-made cellulosic fibers (MMCFs) increased to approx. 55-60%. While the market share of recycled MMCFs is only 0.4%, it is expected to increase significantly in coming years.
The Preferred Fiber and Materials Market Report 2021 published by Textile Exchange, O’Donnell, TX/USA, outlines the market for plant fibers such as cotton, hemp, and linen; animal fibers and materials such as wool, mohair, cashmere, alpaca, down, silk, and leather; MMCFs such as viscose, lyocell, modal, acetate, and cupro; as well as synthetics such as polyester, polyamide, and more. The report includes quantitative data, industry updates, trend analysis and insights into the work of leading companies and organizations as they create material change.