The Sustainable Apparel Coalition

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is the apparel, footwear, and textile industry’s leading alliance for sustainable production.

The Coalition develops the Higg Index, a suite of tools that standardizes value chain sustainability measurement for all industry participants.

These tools measure environmental and social labor impacts across the value chain. With this data, the industry can identify hotspots, continuously improve sustainability performance, and achieve the environmental and social transparency consumers are demanding. By joining forces in a Coalition, we can address the urgent, systemic challenges that are impossible to change alone.

Our Vision

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s vision is of an apparel, footwear, and textile industry that produces no unnecessary environmental harm and has a positive impact on the people and communities associated with its activities.

Our Tools

The Higg Index suite of tools is the core driver of the SAC.

Our Origins

The SAC began through an unlikely partnership between Walmart and Patagonia.

Our Members

Meet our diverse membership of global stakeholders.

The SAC is part of an ecosystem of three organizations, together with Higg Co and the Apparel Impact Institute (Aii). The organizations collaborate, with each serving a unique purpose to advance social and environmental sustainability within the industry. The SAC brings the industry together to develop the Higg Index; Higg Co manages the Higg Index platform, Higg.org; and Aii uses Higg Index data to scale impact improvement programs globally.

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is a groundbreaking industry collaboration. Our members are committed to making transformational change. By scaling the Higg Index globally, we are driving the social and environmental improvements the industry needs to become sustainable.

Amina Razvi, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SAC