Founded in 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden, Material Exchange is transforming apparel and footwear sourcing through its state-of-the-art Digital Sourcing Platform (DSP) combined with the best fashion sourcing team in the industry. This exceptional team of sourcing experts helps brands make purchase decisions by integrating their knowledge with the standardized material data model, high-quality visuals, and in-platform communication found within Material Exchange’s DSP. Through partnerships with industry leaders including the USFIA, Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA), and Textile Exchange, Material Exchange is moving the needle in streamlining supply chains and decreasing the strain fashion has on the environment.
The premier one-stop shop for sourcing is here and it’s supporting both the future of the fashion industry and the planet. Material Exchange: transforming sourcing one material swatch at a time.
About the founders/CEO:
Innovator and fashion industry expert Darren Glenister founded Material Exchange in 2017 and is the company’s CEO. Since graduating from London South Bank University in 1995, Darren has acquired a wealth of professional experience. After working in Interactive Design and Marketing, Darren founded his first company in 2007 which looked to redefine the use of typography in Adobe products. Following the success of this, he founded yet another company called MTI/P76, this one focused on fashion workflow. This enterprise attracted considerable attention leading to the company’s acquisition by PTC in 2017. Darren then founded Material Exchange using his extensive knowledge of innovative digital technologies for the fashion industry.