Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / PrimaLoft joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition
PrimaLoft joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition
09
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)
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 28th Mar 2017

India may impose duty on elastomeric filament yarn

The Government of India is likely to impose anti-dumping duty on...

Courtesy: Lee Cooper

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Mar 2017

CCI clears FLFL proposal to divest Lee Cooper

The Competition Commission (CCI) of India has approved the proposal...

Textiles | On 28th Mar 2017

Bardoli CEFC to benefit south Gujarat MSMEs

India’s first common engineering facility centre (CEFC) at Bardoli,...

Interviews View All

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Subhashini Srinivasan
The S Studio

Ethnicwear market will see an upward trend if uniqueness and quality are...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search