PrimaLoft, Inc., the world leader in providing comfort solutions with high-performance insulations and fabrics, announced it 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, 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.
“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,” said Mike Joyce, president
and CEO of PrimaLoft. “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: adidas, C&A, Gap,
H&M, JC Penney, Kohl’s, Levi’s, L.L. Bean, Macy’s, Nike, Nordstrom,
Puma, REI, Target, and VF Corporation. More information on SAC, the
complete Higg Index, and a full list of members can be found at
About PrimaLoft, Inc.
PrimaLoft, Inc., a materials science company based in Latham, New
York with offices in Germany and Italy, is the world leader in research
and innovative development of comfort solutions with high performance
insulations and fabrics. The PrimaLoft® brand, a registered trademark of
PrimaLoft, Inc., delivers feel-good products that are used in the top
global outdoor and fashion brands, home furnishings, work wear, hunting
and military applications. PrimaLoft® insulation was originally
developed for the U.S. army as a water-resistant, synthetic alternative
to down. Today, the brand is recognized as a benchmark in the outdoor
industry for providing unsurpassed comfort in any condition, ultimately
empowering users to stay in the moment. PrimaLoft, Inc. is active in
sustainable textile production through partnerships with the bluesign®
system, the International OEKO-TEX® Association and the Sustainable
Apparel Coalition’s Higg Index.
For more information, please visit www.PrimaLoft.com, and follow PrimaLoft on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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About the Sustainable Apparel Coalition:
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition, representing more than one-third of
the global apparel and footwear industries, was formed by sustainability
leaders and leading environmental and social organizations to address
current social and environmental challenges. Recognizing that improved
supply chain practices are both a business imperative and an
opportunity, the Coalition seeks to lead a shared vision of industry
supply chain sustainability through the creation and use of the Higg
Index. In measuring and evaluating apparel and footwear product
sustainability performance through the Higg Index, the Coalition aims to
spotlight priorities for action and opportunities for technological
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