Lycra brand owner Invista has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC).
The SAC is a group representing more than 60 leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers, suppliers, nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products around the world. The SAC’s main focus is on sustainability in the clothing and footwear industries.
To further this goal, the SAC developed a Sustainable Apparel Index tool called The Higg Index, which enables companies to evaluate material types, products, facilities and processes based on a range of environmental and product design choices. The Index asks qualitative questions to gauge environmental sustainability performance and drive behavior for improvement.
Invista will collaborate with the SAC to provide data and resources for both The Higg Index and selected working groups. The business will also work with select partners to better understand the impact of the manufacturing process, garment performance (durability/longevity) and garment care and how these factors may be incorporated into the current materials assessment.