From the materials a designer chooses to feature in your favorite t-shirt to the impact you make when you wash it, the Higg Index Product Tools assess a product’s environmental sustainability impacts. These tools empower designers, brands, retailers, and manufacturers to use life cycle assessment data to make informed decisions to create more sustainable products.
Make Better Choices at Every Stage of a Product’s Development
The Higg Materials Sustainability Index
The Higg MSI can calculate the impact of millions of possible material manufacturing variations.
The Higg MSI Measures 5 Environmental Impacts of Material Production
The Higg MSI features 80+ example materials
These examples represent materials commonly used in the industry.
The Higg Product Module
Business Value of the Higg Product Module
The Higg PM will help companies assess the full life-cycle impact of a final product for a fraction of the time and cost life-cycle assessment tools typically require. The tool shows how products in any category compare to one another and what life-cycle stages or production processes contribute the largest environmental impact. Soon, companies will be able to integrate the Higg PM with their own internal systems to assess and analyze sustainability impacts.
Launching in 2020, the Higg PM will allow users to calculate environmental impacts for numerous apparel, footwear, and textile products when produced at industrial scale. This is a critical step toward future product labeling and potential environmental legislation.