our Members

Academic, Affiliates, Government, & NGOs

Academia, NGOs, and government members are instrumental in developing the Higg Index to promoting its value for stakeholders around the world.

Through their membership in the SAC, they share research results, offer recommendations for best practices, and provide a crucial perspective from outside the industry to help the SAC see a broader picture.

Non-corporate members
join the SAC to:

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with peers

Collaborate with peers

By joining forces, non-corporate members help to accelerate the pace of innovation across the entire industry. They also help to establish a credible collective voice with policy-makers on regulations that affect everyone’s future.

Engage with industry

Engage with industry

Coalition meetings and online engagement provide valuable opportunities to stay up-to-date on the challenges that brands, manufacturers and retailers are tackling, and ensure that decision-makers are well-informed about issues, armed with current research and aware of new sustainability practices.

Expand Reach and Reputation

Expand Reach and Reputation

Research organizations, not for profits and service providers can speak to the industry’s largest and most diverse body of sustainability executives and manufacturers, thanks to the scale and global reach of the SAC’s membership.

Have Equal

Have Equal Say

As equal partners in the coalition, non-corporate members, including other trade associations, give the same input as brands, retailers and manufacturers into the evolution and improvement of the Higg Index.

Cradle to Cradle Innovation Institute/Fashion Positive

Member Spotlight

Cradle to Cradle

Learn about SAC member Cradle to Cradle Certified’s holistic approach to providing solutions for challenges in the fashion industry.

Anthesis Group
Better Cotton Initiative
BSI America Professional Services, Inc.
Bureau Veritas
Caux Round Table Japan
Control Union
Cotton Incorporated
Cotton Research and Development Corporation
Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)
Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
Danish Fashion Institute
Duke University Center for Sustainability & Commerce
ELEVATE Global Limited
Environmental Defense Fund
European Outdoor Group
Fairtrade Foundation
Fairtrade USA
Glasgow Caledonian University
GreenEarth Cleaning
GT Nexus
Inspectorio Limited
Leadership & Sustainability
LIM College
Mistra Future Fashion
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Olah Inc.
Outdoor Industry Association
Parsons School of Design – The New School
Pratt Institute
RESET Carbon Ltd.
Responsible Sourcing Network
Retail Council of Canada
SCS Global Services
Stantec Inc.
Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
Sustainable Fashion Academy
Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium (SFBC)
Textile Exchange
The Swedish School of Textiles – University of Boras
TÜV Rheinland
United States Fashion Industry Association
University of Delaware, Department of Apparel & Fashion Studies
Valora Consultores
World Resources Institute

The SAC is challenging the apparel industry to be as ambitious and forward-looking as possible. At the World Resources Institute, we are a non-profit, and we are interested in helping companies move aggressively forward on issues and challenges of sustainability.

liz cook, VP WRI

Become a member of the SAC

We are building the future of the apparel, footwear, and textile industry, and we welcome you to join us.