Texon, a developer of eco-friendly material solutions used in the construction of shoes, clothing, luggage, handbags, and other everyday items, has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), an 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 materials based on recycled fiber content and operates efficient production sites where waste is kept to a minimum, said the company. 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, CEO 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.”
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/.