Eco Index

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Launches "Higg Index" to Rate Green Apparel

Photo by Shutterstock Make way for the “Higg Index,” a new open-source tool for measuring apparel and footwear sustainability across the industry value chain. Developed by…

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Timberland's Green Index, Fast Fashion's Human Cost, Shredded Trends

Timberland just announced plans to extend its Green Index label, which measures environmental impact of its products, to 100 percent of its footwear line by the end of 2012. (Press…

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Industry-Wide "Eco Index" Will Offer Energy Star-Like Rating for Apparel

A new sustainability index could do for clothing and shoes what the federal Energy Star rating does for electronics and appliances, according to the Wall Street Journal. A consortium of…

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