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Jeanologia Looks to Drive Change as Part of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Sustainable finishing technology company Jeanologia announced Wednesday that it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC).

The Spanish company will begin using SAC’s suite of tools to measure the environmental impact of its own roster of finishing tools including laser, G2 ozone and e flow technologies, which help enhance productivity, reduce water and energy consumption and eliminate damaging emissions and waste, guaranteeing zero contamination.

By partnering with SAC, Jeanologia says it has a wider opportunity to help create the guidelines for real and effective sustainable change. According to the firm, more than 35 percent of the 5 billion jeans produced in the world each year are made with its technologies.

Jeanologia will contribute data and resources to support SAC’s Higg Index, which measures sustainability performance and drives supply chain transparency and decision-making to improve efficiency and sustainability impact.

The Higg Index is an indicator-based suite of tools that enables suppliers, manufacturers, brands and retailers to evaluate materials, products, facilities and processes based on environmental performance, social labor practices, and product design choices.

“The transformation of the textile industry into a more sustainable one needs to be done by bringing together all industry stakeholders,” said Begoña García of Jeanologia’s R&D sustainable process team. “SAC is doing so setting up the necessary standards to measure sustainability performance of the complex textile manufacturing process.”

SAC is widely supported by the denim supply chain. Other members include DyStar, Invista, Isko, Lenzing and YKK.

“We welcome the addition of Jeanologia to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, and look forward to their participation in this industry-wide effort in sustainability,” said SAC CEO Jason Kibbey. “Having Jeanologia as part of the Coalition widens the scope of our impact within the industry and accelerates the change we’re making towards responsible industry actions.”