Engaging and Evolving for Progress

As seen on LinkedIn One of the things I love about my job is that I get to lead an organization committed to continuous improvement, collaboration, and transparency. In fact, core to why we’re all here, doing what we do each day, is a belief that active engagement and dialogue is necessary to transform our...

SAC Responds to Leather Industry Concerns Over Higg MSI

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition believes that active engagement with all interested stakeholders across the value chain is not only beneficial, it is essential to achieving our vision of transforming business for exponential impact.  We recently received a letter from a coalition of leather industry representatives expressing concerns about the Higg MSI impact score for leather….

Common Questions about the SAC

At the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), we believe sustainability is a journey. We strive for progress, not perfection, and we know that our organization, as well as our industry, will always have opportunities to improve. We continue to evolve as our industry and the world around us change rapidly.  We wholeheartedly believe in our founding...

Thought Leaders Weigh in on the Higg Product Module

The Higg Product Module (Higg PM) assesses the environmental impacts of a completed product. Developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and more than 70 SAC member organizations, the Higg PM offers the apparel, footwear, and textile industry in-depth data on product environmental performance. Brands, retailers, and manufacturers can use the tool’s comparable and trusted…

Experts Weigh in on the Higg MSI

The Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI), initially launched as a beta version in 2008 and relaunched as a robust tool in 2016 by the SAC, empowers the apparel, footwear, and textile industry to assess the environmental impacts of materials, helping companies to make more sustainable choices. It measures water scarcity, chemistry, Global Warming Potential,…

Some Good News: IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative

New IDH Platform Helps Apparel Industry Produce PPE The spread of COVID-19 has caused a global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers and community members around the world. Apparel facilities producing and selling PPE like facial masks, gloves, and gowns instead of traditional apparel products need the proper resources and industry connections.To...

Some Good News: Lenzing

Lenzing Produces Comfortable Face Masks for Children As more businesses start opening up after the extended closures from COVID-19, Hygiene Austria LP GmbH, a new company founded by Lenzing AG and Palmers Textil AG, is producing comfortable colorful children’s masks made to last.  Lenzing, an SAC manufacturer member that develops natural fibers from wood, and...

Some Good News: Inditex

Inditex Supports Social Responsibility in its Supply Chain to Mitigate COVID-19 Effects in the Garment Industry Through its Workers at the Center 2019- 2022 strategy for the social management of its supply chain, Inditex, the global fashion retailer that owns brands such as Zara and Massimo Dutti, prioritizes the well-being of the factory workers that...

Some Good News: Zalando

Zalando Supports Employees and Retail Stores Online During COVID-19 Closures In response to COVID-19, Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, is working closely together with its industry partners to support employees, consumers, and stores during this difficult time. COVID-19 caused many European businesses and stores to shut down for weeks. E-commerce and...

Some Good News: CIEL Textile

CIEL Textile Produces 9 Million Innovative Water-Repellent Masks When the COVID-19 stay-at-home period started on March 20 in Mauritius, Madagascar, India, and Bangladesh, causing CIEL Textile manufacturing companies to stop production, they immediately wanted to help local and global communities in the fight against the virus. Together, after many daily Zoom meetings, they quickly developed...