Textile Exchange has published CCS-101-V3.1 Content Claim Standard which is effective immediately and will become mandatory on July 1st, 2022 (replacing CCS V3.0). Page 2 of the documents contains more details, including the extended timeline for brand certification.
Updates in this version provide a few clarifications and the addition of criteria regarding the eligibility for certification (section B4). As a United States-based non-profit, Textile Exchange aligns its policies with the legislation of the United States and new criteria has been added to ensure the certification eligibility for standards are aligned with the latest legislative requirements. The criteria added in section B4 builds on previous guidance included in the ASR-225 List of Banned Organizations, which has now been added to the CCS V3.1 directly to ensure clarity. The related guidance in ASR-225 will be updated upon its next publication to reference these new criteria within the CCS.