26 Jul '12, 7pm

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition has unveiled a new tool for measuring apparel and footwear sustainability

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition has unveiled a new tool for measuring apparel and footwear sustainability

Outdoor Industry Association’s Eco Index and Nike’s Apparel Environmental Design Tool , the Higg Index provides a comprehensive assessment of a product’s social and environmental impacts, allowing companies to identify opportunities to improve long-term sustainability throughout their supply chains. SAC’s version goes further than either tool alone, however, according to Jason Kibbey, formerly of PACT and now the group’s executive director. “The Index mashes these two tools together and builds upon them to provide a holistic view of the entire supply chain that examines brands, facilities, and the products themselves,” Kibbey tells Ecouterre.

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