The SAC is a global, multi-stakeholder non-profit alliance for the fashion industry.
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition
It’s made up of over 250 leading apparel, footwear and textile brands, retailers, suppliers, service providers, trade associations, non-profits, NGOs, and academic institutions working to reduce environmental impact and promote social justice throughout the global value chain.
The Coalition has developed the Higg Index, a suite of tools that standardizes value chain sustainability measurements 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.
The SAC was incorporated as a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization and launched the groundbreaking Higg Index suite of tools in 2011. In May 2019, the SAC spun-off the Higg Index technology platform to Higg, which delivers tools and services that help consumer goods businesses accelerate transformation for a more sustainable future.
The Higg Index suite of tools is the core driver of the SAC.
The SAC began through an unlikely partnership between Walmart and Patagonia.
Meet our diverse membership of global stakeholders.
Amina Razvi, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SAC