Transforming Business for Exponential Impact

As seen on LinkedIn The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary, which offered a great opportunity to reflect upon our journey and the progress the SAC has achieved over the past decade in close partnership with its members. I wanted to share my own thoughts and reflections on the past ten years...

Promising News from Washington on Climate Change

As seen on LinkedIn This week, U.S. President Biden outlined a series of federal policy directives centered around reducing America’s carbon footprint, bolstering a clean energy economy, and promoting environmental justice. The new policies build on last week’s welcome decision for the United States to rejoin the Paris Agreement and send a powerful signal that...

SAC Releases Biannual Higg MSI Data Update

The latest version of the Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI) was released today by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Higg Co and represents the single largest update to production processes submitted by the industry through the MSI Contributor portal since the Higg MSI was launched by the SAC in 2012. We are adding…

Apparel Industry Predictions for 2021

As seen on LinkedIn As this tumultuous year draws to a close, it’s a good time to pause and reflect on the lessons we’ve learned so far and contemplate what the coming year might have in store for us. While it’s clear that the future is impossible to predict – and that we need to...

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...