Functional clothing manufacturer, Odlo has become the first Swiss company to join the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). The company wants to take on environmental responsibility in its entire supply chain and will implement the SAC’s sustainability measuring instrument, the Higg Index, meant to enable more sustainable decision-making processes in the supply chain.
“The Higg Index’s holistic approach helps us to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of our sustainability activities and to initiate corresponding measures for improvement. At the same time, we’re a part of a large network within the global textile industry,” said Andrea Gerber, Sustainability Manager, Odlo.
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The SAC is the apparel, footwear, and home textile industry’s foremost alliance for sustainable production. Welcoming Odlo to the Group, Jason Kibbey, CEO, Sustainable Apparel Coalition said, “With Odlo as a part of the Coalition, our influence in the clothing industry is increasing, and the change towards responsible-minded action by the industry is proceeding faster.”
In addition to Odlo, sports brands like Patagonia, Gore, Adidas, Arcteryx, Brooks, and Asics have also already committed to the principles of the SAC.