Material Exchange

About Material Exchange

We’re empowering teams to innovate together.

Why We’re here

To support responsible material sourcing. ​

Our Story

To digitally transform material sourcing. ​

The Material Exchange journey began in August 2018, when a collection of forward-thinking industry experts and pioneers in digitalization and supply chain innovation began to reimagine the way the footwear and apparel industries interact with materials.

Our Vision

No.1 marketplace for sourcing quality materials and accessories.​​

Material Exchange will be the company to deliver transformational change within the fashion “sourcing” industry through our Marketplace. We will deliver unprecedented levels of quality and transparency whilst enabling the fashion industry to sustainably grow for the future.


UN Global Compact

Committing to Sustainability with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

UN Global Compact

The very essence of Material Exchange’s operations is grounded in sustainability principles. Every decision made is done with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) values in mind in an effort to improve our planet and its future. As the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, the UN Global Compact and all participants are working toward a goal of mobilizing companies worldwide to align with principles that uphold human rights, environmental protection, labor rights, and anti-corruption. Material Exchange is proud to join this esteemed movement and let it shape our approach to doing business.

Learn more about the UN Global Compact >

Material Exchange mission is to help make transactions between suppliers and buyers more efficient, transparent and cost effective.​

A thought from our CEO


“We believe that through innovation, technology and revolutionary ideas, together we can deliver transparency and sustainability in fashion.”

Darren Glenister, CEO

Diversity and inclusion

At Material Exchange, we respect and value differences. We know that when people from different backgrounds and with different points of view work together, we can create significant change and value  – for our customers, partners, our employees and for the planet. 

The team

Presently, we’re a growing team of over 70 people spread across eleven countries including, Sweden, USA, Serbia, India, China, UK, Armenia, Greece, Moldova, Czech Republic and Germany. 

Subset of the Material Exchange management team.

The Material Exchange Team


In late 2020, we completed an investment round of €6 million led by Norrsken VC to help us grow and achieve our long term goals. In Q1 2022, we closed a €25 million round of funding led by world-class investor Molten Ventures along with the continued support of previous seed investors including Partech, Inventure, Norrsken, Lyra, and Day One Capital.

We have a worldwide network to help you on your digital journey.

Head Office

Material Exchange Ventures AB;

Post box 11
Norrsken House
Birger Jarlsgatan 57c
113 56 Stockholm


We’re happy to answer any of your questions. Please contact us!

Technical Support

If you’re an existing Material Exchange customer, please submit your technical inquiries. 

Join The Marketplace

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