Working within Our Industry
Many of the opportunities to reduce environmental and social impacts that Wrangler is pursuing are common across our industry. To collaborate in fostering the transition to sustainable practices, apparel brands, retailers, manufacturers, and others formed the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), a trade organization working to improve global practices within the apparel and footwear industry.
Our parent company, VF, is a founding member of the SAC and has been instrumental in the development of SAC’s Higg Index, a suite of assessment tools that help companies evaluate the environmental sustainability performance of apparel and footwear products. Wrangler uses the Higg Index to examine materials, facilities, processes and products under different environmental and product design choices. This helps us determine where we should focus our efforts across the life cycle of our products - from the sourcing of materials to manufacturing, packaging, transportation and final garment use. Wrangler successfully integrated two key industry frameworks, using the Higg Index as a platform to help suppliers respond to the KPI survey questions developed by TSC.