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Sustainable Apparel Coalition Increases Analytics for Supply Chain Assessment

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Increases Analytics for Supply Chain Assessment

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is releasing an updated version of its Higg Facility Environmental Module, a global self-assessment tool for apparel, footwear, and textile manufacturing facilities. The new Higg FEM attempts to reduce audit fatigue through tailored questions and increased analytics. First introduced in 2011, the Higg Index suite of … Read more »

How Avery Dennison Helps Global Brands Shrink Their Environmental Footprint

How Avery Dennison Helps Global Brands Shrink Their Environmental Footprint

Avery Dennison works with its customers — from fashion designers and apparel makers paper manufacturers — as well as its suppliers to rethink their approach to sustainable design and production.

Target, H&M, Gap, Levi’s Textile Mills Save $14.7M, Cut Water Use 36%

Target, H&M, Gap, Levi’s Textile Mills Save $14.7M, Cut Water Use 36%

More than 30 Chinese textile mills, many of which create clothing for major high-volume apparel brands and retailers including Target, Gap,  Levi’s and H&M, are saving $14.7 million annually by adopting efficiency measures in their production processes, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council. These improvements have … Read more »

Macy’s Sets New Sustainability Goals

Macy’s will collaborate with Volta Industries to install 17 new free-to-operate electric vehicle charging stations outside eight Macy’s stores in the Los Angeles area by late fall 2014, says the retailer, which has reported a series of new initiatives in its multi-year strategic program to enhance environmental sustainability. This installation … Read more »

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Higg Index 2.0 Adds Web Interface, Improves Environmental Content

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), whose member including Adidas, Burberry, Coca-Cola and Levi’s represent more than a third of the global apparel and footwear market, has launched an updated version of the Higg Index, a sustainability measurement tool for the industry’s supply chain. The Higg Index 2.0, now available for … Read more »

Xeros Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Xeros has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), an alliance formed to improve supply chain sustainability in the apparel and footwear industries. The coalition includes more than 100 leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers, manufacturers, government organizations, nonprofits and academic institutions, including Adidas, Burberry, Coca-Cola and Levi’s. Xeros, which makes … Read more »

Chemicals Management Framework

SAC, Outdoor Industry Association Launch Chemical Management Tool

The Chemicals Management Working Group (CMWG) has developed a tool to help chemical suppliers and purchasers identify and choose ingredients that meet quality expectations while minimizing impacts on humans and the environment. The Chemicals Management Module (CMM), also called the Chemicals Management Framework, allows businesses to assess chemical management practices … Read more »

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Schneider Electric to Develop Web-Based Higg Index

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has selected Schneider Electric to develop a web-based version of the SAC’s sustainability assessment tool, the Higg Index 2.0, for the apparel and footwear industries. The web-based tool, which will use Schneider Electric’s sustainability and energy management software platform, StruxureWare Resource Advisor, will improve these … Read more »

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Adds Materials Web Tool

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has launched the Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) web tool as a new component to the Higg Index suite of sustainability tools for the apparel and footwear industries. The interactive platform visualizes and compares the quantitative section of the MSI scores used in the Higg Index. … Read more »

GreenEarth Cleaning

GreenEarth Cleaning Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

GreenEarth Cleaning has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and says it will use the group’s sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, as a standard-setting mechanism to improve its environmentally friendly dry cleaning system. The Higg Index is an open source, indicator-based tool that allows suppliers, manufacturers, brands and retailers to … Read more »

Ann Taylor

Ecolab, Ann Taylor Beat GHG Targets, Set New Enviro Goals

Ecolab and the parent company of Ann Taylor and Loft have both set new environmental targets after surpassing earlier carbon-reduction goals. Water and energy technology and services company Ecolab has set five-year targets including a 5 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, a 10 percent reduction in water use and … Read more »