Texon, a leading developer of eco-friendly material solutions, which are widely used in the construction of shoes, clothing, luggage, handbags, and other everyday items, has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) – the leading alliance for sustainable production in the apparel, footwear and textile industry.
As a member of SAC, Texon joins more than 240 global brands, retailers, and manufacturers as well as government, non-profit environmental organizations, and academic institutions, which are collectively committed to improving supply chain sustainability.
Texon develops innovative, sustainable materials based on recycled fibre content and operates efficient production sites where waste is kept to a minimum. Products, which are typically based on non-woven saturated felts, extruded films, wet-web saturated cellulose paperboard, and technical fabrics, are manufactured at production facilities that comply with business and environmental management systems and accreditations. In addition, Texon practices LEAN management principles.
Membership of SAC will enable Texon to build on this work and drive greater environmental and social responsibility throughout its supply chain. As a member of SAC, Texon will be able to access and contribute data to the coalition’s Higg Index. This suite of measurement tools enables companies to monitor their sustainability impact by evaluating materials, products, facilities, and processes based on environmental performance, social labor practices, and product design choices.
Jelle Tolsma, Chief Executive Officer at Texon, said: “Joining SAC reinforces our long-standing commitment to developing sustainable materials for use in clothing, footwear and accessories. Being a member of this important coalition and using the Higg Index will have a positive impact on our value chain, giving us a means of accurately measuring and scoring the sustainability of our business and our products.”
SAC Executive Director, Amina Razvi, said: “We welcome the addition of Texon to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and look forward to its participation in this industry-wide effort in sustainability. Having Texon as part of our coalition widens the scope of our impact within the industry and accelerates the change we’re making towards responsible industry actions.”
Companies or organizations that are not currently members of the SAC and are interested in accessing the Higg suite of tools can find out more information at: https://apparelcoalition.org/join-us/.
For over 70 years, Texon has been a leading supplier of sustainable, high quality, high performance material solutions. These include non-woven saturated felts, extruded filmic materials, wet-web saturated cellulose paperboard, technical fabrics and consumables. You’ll find our products used in footwear and consumer applications, such as fashion accessories, clothing, luggage, labels, tags and many home and office accessories. We provide dedicated technical support in all major production locations and you can access our sales, marketing and customer care teams in over 90 countries. For more information visit www.texon.com
About the Sustainable Apparel Coalition:
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is an industry-wide group of more than 230 leading apparel, footwear, and textile, brands, retailers, suppliers, service providers, trade associations, nonprofits/NGOs, and academic institutions working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of products around the world. Through multi-stakeholder engagement, the SAC seeks to lead the industry toward a shared vision of sustainability built upon a common approach for measuring and evaluating apparel, footwear, and textile product sustainability performance that spotlights priorities for action and opportunities for technological innovation. The SAC was incorporated as a 501c(6) nonprofit organization and launched the groundbreaking Higg Index suite of tools in 2011. For more information, visit apparelcoalition.org.