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Nordic affordable fashion chain KappAhl joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Scandinavian affordable fashion chain KappAhl is further strengthening its sustainability credentials by signing up to Sustainable Apparel Coalition. 

“We continue our proactive effort to contribute to a necessary system change in our industry. With SAC we can coordinate sustainability efforts with other actors in the industry so we together can make a bigger difference, says CEO of KappAhl Norway Liv Berstad.

KappAhl says it has chosen to join the Sustainable Apparel Coalition to “contribute to increased pace in the development of sustainable working methods and solutions in the fashion industry. 

SAC, which uses custom technology modules to measure the environmental footprints of individual factories and plants, creates a valuable network of industry actors – purchasers, suppliers, researchers, investors and consumers – helping everyone to coordinate efforts for increased transparency and better outcomes in the development of a sustainable fashion industry.

SAC’s ‘Higg Index’ is helping to create a clear common industry standard for measurement and evaluation of the sustainability level of suppliers and products.

“Common working methods will have a positive impact on the whole value chain and help the industry become more transparent. This is way towards a more sustainable fashion industry, says Fredrika Klarén, sustainability manager at KappAhl.

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