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Apparel Industry Stands by the Higg Index

It’s hard to imagine two brands more different  than Walmart and Patagonia, yet in 2009 they aligned their unique strengths and issued a…

The Apparel Industry’s Environmental Impact in Six Graphics

Roughly 20 pieces of clothing per person are manufactured each year. Growth of the multi-trillion-dollar apparel industry has been fed by “fast fashion,”…

H&M Wants to Revolutionize the Apparel Industry

Last week I went to Stockholm to learn more about H&M’s sustainability program. Over my three days with the company, I found its…

Patagonia’s New, Decentralized Approach to Sustainability Management

About six months ago, Patagonia, a global leader in sustainable apparel, dissolved its sustainability department. This is a development Rick Ridgeway, vice president…

Target Pushes ‘Long-Term Value’ in 2013 Sustainability Report

"It’s about making sure the partnerships we take, the processes we follow and the products we sell are helping us create long-term value…

Interview: Margaret Morey-Reuner, Timberland

Nick Aster talks to Timberland's Margaret Morey-Reuner about sustainability at TImberland. In particular we talk about the Higg Index and the sustainable apparel…

The Higg 2.0 Index and the Journey to an Industry-Wide Sustainable Apparel Standard

Late last year, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition--a trade group representing nearly 40 percent of the apparel and footwear market--announced an updated version of…

Ann Taylor Loft Joins the Sustainable Apparel Coalition

ANN INC., the parent company of the leading women's specialty retail fashion brands Ann Taylor and LOFT has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition…

Textile Manufacturer Finds Business Value in Sustainability Assessment

Leading textiles supplier, Central Textiles, becomes one of the first major Asian manufacturers to complete the Supplier Facilities Module assessment of the newly…

Interview: New Tool Will Measure Sustainability Across Apparel Supply Chains

The Higg Index is basically a tool enabling apparel companies to better measure the comprehensive environmental and social impacts of their products. To…