Joining more than 250 global brands, retailers, and manufacturers, as well as government, non-profit environmental organizations, and academic institutions, the provider of advanced textile solutions, Elevate Textiles Inc., Charlotte, NC/USA, has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), San Francisco, CA/USA. The move will include Elevate brands American & Efird (A&E), Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components. The members of the SAC are collectively committed to improving supply chain sustainability in the apparel, footwear, and textile industry.
In its relationship with SAC, Elevate will contribute both data and resources to support the Higg Index, a tool which its brands have been using since 2014, including the more recent addition of independently verified self-audits. The Higg Index is an indicator-based suite of tools that measures sustainability performance and drives supply chain transparency and decision making that enables suppliers, manufacturers, brands, and retailers to better evaluate materials, products, facilities, and processes based on environmental performance, social labor practices, and product design choices.
Elevate has also established its 2025 Sustainability Goals focused on sustainably sourced fibers, reduced water consumption and reduction in greenhouse gases. Furthermore, the company is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, upholding the highest principles and working in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). It also contributes towards, among others, the ZDHC Program and the UN CEO Water Mandate.