SUSTAINABLE APPAREL COALITION

TAL Apparel is one of the original members of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), an influential industry group that seeks to address the environmental and social impacts of the garment and footwear industry. They do this by using the Higg Index, a suite of tools that assesses sustainability impact by measuring not only the product itself but also who designs, sells (brands and retailers) and produces it (manufacturers).

As an active member of SAC, TAL Apparel participates in different SAC working groups and fully applies the Higg Index to its own management systems. For more details of SAC, please visit www.apparelcoalition.org

Social & Labor Convergence

TAL Apparel has been one of the initial members of the Social Labour Convergence Program since it was started in 2016. We believe and support the goal of creating a single assessment framework that would replace duplicative audits in the industry and moving the efforts from auditing to the improvement of the factory practice. Our participation provides input and viewpoint from the manufacturer's perspective that would help the factories in adopting the tool. For more details of SLCP, please visit https://slconvergence.org/

SUSTAINABLE FASHION BUSINESS CONSORTIUM

TAL Apparel is a founding member of the Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium (SFBC), a group of Hong Kong-based textile and apparel companies who are committed to promoting sustainability throughout the fashion supply chain. TAL Apparel plays a leading role in SFBC projects and activities. For more details of SFBC, please visit www.sfbc.org.hk

bluesign system partner

TAL Apparel is a bluesign® system partner. bluesign® system partners are committed to applying the bluesign® system which unites the entire supply chain to jointly reduce its impact on people and the environment. The Input Stream Management ensures that bluesign® approved chemical products and raw materials are used in all steps of the manufacturing process. For more details, please visit www.bluesign.com

FASHION INDUSTRY CHARTER FOR CLIMATE ACTION

The UN Fashion Industry Charter brings stakeholders from across the value chain together to set ambitious reduction targets for GHGs. TAL Apparel joined the Fashion Charter in 2019 and is working collaboratively with other Charter members to reduce GHGs across the industry.

TEXTILE EXCHANGE

The Textile Exchange is on a mission to inspire and equip people to accelerate sustainable practices in the textile value chain. TAL Apparel joined the Textile Exchange as a member in 2019 to further learn how we can improve our sustainable material sourcing practices and encourage others likewise source more sustainable material. For more details, please visit www.textileexchange.org

GLOBAL FASHION AGENDA

The Global Fashion Agenda brings together the C-Suite leaders of the fashion industry to collaborate on reducing fashion’s impact on the environment and improve the livelihoods of those working within the industry. TAL Apparel joined the GFA in 2019 and proudly contribute towards the thought leadership within the industry.

REDRESS

Redress is an environmental charity with a mission to prevent and transform textile waste to catalyse a circular economy and reduce fashion's water, chemical and carbon footprints. Redress works to change mindsets and practices to stop the creation of textile waste now and in the future, as well as creating systems and partnerships that generate and showcase value in existing waste.

TAL Apparel is one of Redress’s educational partners by providing material and access to our factories we help the designers bring their creations to life. For more details, please visit www.redress.com.hk