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The Higg MSI

Current Reality

Today, companies are collecting an extraordinary amount of information from their supply chains, but they are using different methods and approaches to understand environmental impacts. This makes it impossible to compare environmental impacts of materials and empower the industry to make more sustainable choices.

The apparel, footwear, and home textile industries need the ability to compare materials and make informed choices that are more sustainable for the planet. The Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) empowers this by measuring environmental impacts of material production in a common way.

Why use the Higg MSI?

The Higg MSI provides access to a large amount of relevant information about the impacts of material production used in the apparel, footwear, and home textile industries. You can leverage the information in different ways to get a clear understanding of what is causing different types of material impacts, and different production processes that can be used to reduce those impacts.


What can I do in the Higg MSI?

What can I do in the Higg MSI?

Using the Higg MSI is simple. Here are some things you can do:

  • Assess your materials to understand impacts: Customize your own materials to create blends and swap in/out specific production processes to match your company’s material specifications.
  • Compare your materials to make better choices: Compare materials side by side to understand environmental tradeoffs between options.
  • Dive into data: Explore material scores and data sources.
  • Functionality for SAC members: Save materials in a Custom Material Library and analyze data in an Excel export.