VIDEOS: Supply Chain Woes Got Your Goat? Higgins Can Help

The outdoor industry helped create a tool that will allow brands to assess their supply chain management and that will in turn, help consumers evaluate how sustainable the outdoor products they choose really are. A bird, a bear and a cute goat named Higgins tell the story.

By Gareth Martins March 1, 2016

OIA’s Sustainability Working Group has developed a series of videos to help brands better understand supply chain issues and take them head on, in a stepwise manner. With a large repository of resources at your disposal, you’ll be able to begin implementing real and meaningful changes to your product development process–changes that are good for the planet, meaningful for your customers and beneficial to your business.

SWG and the Higg Index

The outdoor industry has helped lead the way in creating a tool that will help brands understand how they rate in their supply chain management and that will in turn, help consumers evaluate how sustainable the outdoor products they choose really are. A bird and a bear help tell the story.

 

 

 

 

 

Related Tool: Higg Index

Responsible Chemistry

Chemicals are essential to many products performance and durability. Yet they are potentially one of the most impactful steps in the supply chain process. Higgins the goat shows you the path.

 

 

 

 

 

Related Tool: Water Repellency (DWR) Chemistries

Animal Welfare

Down and wool are amongst the natural materials in outdoor products that provide superb function and performance. It’s important that these materials are responsibly sourced. Learn what a cow, goose and sheep have in common.

 

 

 

 

 

Related Tool: Industry Use of Wool 

Social Responsbility

We are responsible for the social and ethical conditions involved in sourcing the products we make. That means outdoor products should be beneficial to the people who buy them as well as the people who build them. Our salmon will show you what matters upstream. 

 

 

 

 

 

Related Tool: Social Responsibility Toolkit

Join the SWG today and get started down the path to responsible supply chain management.

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