Apparel brands looking to make less of an adverse impact on the environment now have access to even more material data to aid them on the path toward sustainability.

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), an industry-wide group working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of products around the world, released a new and improved version of its Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI) on Nov. 3—and TENCEL® fabric scores better than around 70 percent of textiles measured.

Originally developed by Nike, the scoring tool was adopted by the SAC in 2012, which has since updated the methodology, technology and data to create an easy-to-use public tool that measures and communicates the environmental impact of thousands of materials used in creating apparel, footwear and home textile products.

Read more at Carved in Blue.


This article is one of a series on Rivet from Lenzing’s Carved in Blue denim blog. From conversations with the experts behind the mills that make some of the world’s most-wanted denim to the global brands bringing novel denim made with TENCEL® and Lenzing Modal® to the market, Carved in Blue shares the stories of those whose roots run deep with denim. Visit www.carvedinblue.lenzing-fibers.com.

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