Driving collaboration, innovation, and action on sustainability in the footwear, apparel and home textiles supply chain

The Coalition
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s vision is of an apparel, footwear, and home textiles industry that produces no unnecessary environmental harm and has a positive impact on the people and communities
associated with its activities.

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To bring this vision to life, our members are working together to achieve these five key outcomes by the year 2020:

The sustainable practices born out of the Higg Index assessments deliver unprecedented business value and sustainability impact.


The Higg Index is accepted and adopted worldwide as the trusted, industry standard tool for measuring and improving sustainability in our supply chains.


Apparel, footwear, and home textiles product lifecycles have achieved transparency. Companies and people at every step of design, production and distribution take full accountability for environmental and social impacts.


Shoppers use the Higg Index to evaluate and influence the product choices they make.


Other industries look to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition as model for their own shifts to sustainability.

SAC is our most valuable partnership for pursuing a focused sustainability strategy.

—Colleen Vien, Timberland