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 set of standardized supply chain measurement tools for all industry participants.

The Higg Index includes facility, brand, and product tools that  measure environmental and social labor impacts across the supply chain. With the Higg Index, the industry is addressing inefficiencies, driving performance improvement, and working to achieve the environmental and social transparency consumers are demanding. By joining forces, we are addressing the urgent, systemic challenges that are impossible to change alone.

Our Vision

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s vision is of an apparel, footwear, and textiles 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.


This is about industry transformation so everyone can benefit from reduced risk as well as efficiency.

Jason Kibbey, CEO, SAC