Material Exchange

Shoelace

No.1 Marketplace

for the responsible sourcing of materials and components for footwear and apparel

More flexibility and transparency, less complexity

For Brands

Searching and sourcing goes digital for the good of your business and the planet

For Suppliers

Reach more brands with a showroom that's open 24/7/365

Infinite number of

materials and suppliers

 Efficient | Transparent | Cost-effective Sourcing

Inspire

Evolve the way you source fabrics and materials with sustainable attributes; easily find materials and inspiration for new products.

Discover

Access thousands of materials to increase speed to market, reduce costs, minimize supply chain risks, and work toward impact-reduction goals.

Manage

Organize and manage materials, data, documents, and relationships with suppliers in ONE convenient place. 

Optimize

Efficiently source and interact with suppliers, order samples, and integrate into existing 2D and 3D workflows.

Access materials across the globe

Accelerating the global revolution to sustainable, transparent footwear and apparel material sourcing

Join the ecosystem

Help revolutionize material sourcing for footwear and apparel. 

The Marketplace is open 24/7/365

Manage, search and view materials

search materials material type open

Revolutionize material sourcing

Digitization

Digitization is much more than just a material image – it’s the process of transforming a physical material into a digital form through detailed 2D and 3D scanning and a standardized attribute data model.  

Our Marketplace empowers suppliers to share materials with brands to easily integrate into existing 3D workflows, PLM software and CAD tools like CLO, Adobe, and Browzwear. We provide brands with the consistent and accurate material data required for product development processes. 

  • GS1 US attribute model
  • Quality material samples
  • Material Sustainability data
  • Testing reports

Explore digital

Ecosystem

Whether you’re looking for denim from Mexico, recycled fiber from China, a vetted material testing company, or a state-of-the-art 3D scanning service, our ecosystem has everything you need to make better products, quicker than ever before.

  • Thousands of quality materials
  • Hundreds of the best suppliers
  • View and request material tests
  • The latest in-house scanning technology
Material Exchange ecosystem

Become more sustainable

Sustainability​

Use our unique Sustainability Sort tool to find preferred and advanced materials. Search for low-impact materials marked with our Sustainability Stamps, compare the environmental impacts of the materials you are sourcing, and request sustainability support to help achieve your ethical sourcing goals!

  • Source from suppliers that meet your sustainability goals.
  • See or request material tests.
  • Find the latest sustainable materials.
  • Reduce the number of physical samples.

Join The Marketplace

A digital ecosystem connecting suppliers and brands across the globe for more efficient, transparent and cost-effective material sourcing.