Sustainable Apparel Coalition


The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is the apparel, footwear and home textile industry’s foremost alliance for sustainable production. Representing over 40% of the global apparel, textiles and footwear sector, the Coalition has a clear-cut vision of an industry that produces no unnecessary environmental harm and has a positive impact on the people and communities associated with its activities. 

The Higg Index is the core driver of the SAC. This suite of self-assessment tools empowers brands, retailers and facilities of all sizes, at every stage in their sustainability journey, to measure their environmental and social and labor impacts and identify areas for improvement. The Higg Index delivers a holistic overview of the sustainability performance of a product or company—a big-picture perspective that is essential for progress to be made. SAC is committed to enabling consumers to choose products based on trusted sustainability information by 2020 and supports its members to become transparent about sustainability performance using the Higg Index Roadmap to Transparency. 

As part of the Amsterdam-based team Holly Syrett works as a Project Manager and supports the team in relation to its Transparency efforts and Communication Tools.