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PrimaLoft joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Dec '14
PrimaLoft, a New York-based provider of comfort solutions with high-performance insulations and fabrics, has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), which represents more than one-third of global apparel and footwear industries, and was formed to address current social and environmental challenges.
As a member of SAC, PrimaLoft joins over 140 global brands, manufacturers, and retailers, as well as non-profit environmental organizations and academic institutions, which are collectively committed to improving supply chain sustainability in the apparel and footwear industries. 
PrimaLoft will now use the Higg Index—SAC’s sustainability measurement tool—to drive environmental responsibility across its supply chain. It will also 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.”
“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,” said SAC executive director Jason Kibbey.
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. (RKS)

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