The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and RCGD Global have announce a series of activations to promote sustainable design choices with young designers in support of bringing environmental and social sustainability in the apparel and design world to the forefront of conversation and action. This collaboration will include thought-leading content through RCGD Global’s app, a collaboration at the official Pre-Oscars Event in Los Angeles, and a design workshop, with the focus of using data to draw attention to more sustainable practices and design solutions.
The SAC, an independent and impact-creating organization, seeks to lead the industry toward a shared vision of sustainability that is based on a joint multi-stakeholder approach for measuring, improving and sharing performance. RCGD Global is focused on moment to movement, collaborating with respected and mainstream platforms to foster sustainable conversations and action and developing accessible sustainable design solutions which create real effective change. As such, both organizations exist to drive transformation within the industry, meaning there are several natural synergies for collaboration to educate and inspire the designers of the future.
The specific activations will commence with SAC’s support of the RCGD Global Annual Pre-Oscars Gala in Hollywood, Los Angeles this month, while the SAC will also be providing regular content to the RCGD Global app, including blog posts, news, podcasts and case studies. The two organizations will also work to collaborate on a design workshop that looks to integrate data from the Higg Index suite of tools to help inform young designers about how to make better sustainable material choices as part of the design process.
Amina Razvi, CEO of Sustainable Apparel Coalition, said: “At the SAC, not only are we working on industry-defining tools that drive more sustainable business decisions, we also help to accelerate industry actions that positively impact people and the planet. One way we help to showcase environmental and social leadership is through unique partnerships that bring greater awareness to the ongoing challenges and great work being done across our industry to help drive positive change. We are excited to be working with the RCGD team. We all agree that a radical transformation of our industry is needed, and, to achieve this, we need to work together.”
Samata Pattinson, CEO of RCGD Global, said: “It’s clear environmental and social actions are not moving quickly enough, so we are happy to be partnering with the SAC, which represents a good portion of the apparel, textile and footwear industry and is committed to driving positive change throughout the value chain. In our role as a knowledge transfer platform,
RCGD is well positioned to help raise awareness of key topics, challenges and solutions, so as to help future generations understand their role and how positive social and environmental decisions can be made as part of the design process.”