PrimaLoft, Inc. has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group’s sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, to drive environmental responsibility across its supply chain.
With its membership in the SAC, PrimaLoft joins more than 140 global brands, including retailers and manufacturers, as well as government, non-profit environmental organizations, and academic institutions, which are collectively committed to improving supply chain sustainability in the apparel and footwear industries.
In its relationship with the SAC, PrimaLoft will contribute both data and resources to support the Higg Index, which gauges environmental sustainability and drives supply chain decision-making to better efficiency and sustainability impact. The Higg Index is an open source, indicator-based tool that allows suppliers, manufacturers, brands and retailers to evaluate materials, products, facilities and processes based on environmental and product design choices.
Mike Joyce, president and CEO of PrimaLoft, said: “Ensuring that our products and business practices are as eco-friendly as possible is very important to us, so we work every day to instill this sustainable assurance and expectation with our 700 brand partners globally and to the end consumer. We are pleased to be joining the SAC, and are confident it will have a positive impact on product sustainability over time, while becoming a model for how industries can collaborate in making a positive impact on value chain performance.”
“We welcome the addition of PrimaLoft to the Coalition, and look forward to their participation in this industry-wide effort in sustainability, “ said Coalition Executive Director Jason Kibbey. “Having PrimaLoft as part of the Coalition widens the scope of our impact within the apparel industry and accelerates the change we’re making towards responsible industry actions.”
There are currently more than 140 members of the SAC, the majority of which are global brands and retailers including: Columbia, Keen, Marmot, Patagonia and Mountain Equipment Co-Op . More information on SAC, the complete Higg Index, and a full list of members can be found at: www.apparelcoalition.org.