Supply Chain - Vol. 1

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Higg Index.

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is the apparel, footwear, and textile industry’s leading alliance for sustainable production.

The Higg Index is a self-assessment standard that measures the social and environmental impact of brands, manufacturing facilities and products.

– Industry collaboration

– Assessment tools to standardize the measurement of the environmental and social impacts of products

– Assessing environmental and social sustainability throughout the supply chain

– Represents more than a third of the global apparel and footwear market

Unraveled: The Life and Death of a Garment by Maxine Bédat

Unraveled tells the story of a pair of pants from cotton to landfill, investigating the realities of each step of the supply chain, and what really is happening behind the scenes of a pair of jeans. It also shows our role in the global economy, and how to change it for the future.

The author, Maxine Bédat, is the founder and director of the New Standard Institute, which researches and publishes data about the fashion industry. Their website can be found here, or give them a follow on Instagram.

– Book

– Investigative journalism

– Outlines the current state of the fashion industry

– Labor and equity

– Textiles and technology