Sustainability

From corporate practices to supply chain management, sustainability plays a fundamental role in doing things better. To help support the journey, we’ve made tools for you to assess, act and drive the change you wish to see.

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The OIA Sustainability Working Group

Sharing best sustainability practices, developing
better products, driving meaningful change.

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  • Priority Issue

    Microfibers

    These minuscule byproducts from cosmetics and clothing are causing big problems for the environment.

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    Microfibers
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    Chemicals Management

    Improving chemicals management and integrating more sustainable chemistry practices throughout the supply chain.

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    Higg Index
  • Priority Issue

    Animal Welfare

    Ensuring that animal-based materials like down, wool, and leather are sourced using responsible and ethical practices.

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    The Higg Index

    The Higg Index is a suite of tools that enables brands, retailers, and facilities of all sizes to accurately measure and score a company or product’s sustainability performance, empowering businesses to make meaningful improvements that protect the well-being of factory workers, local communities, and the environment.

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    Chemicals Management
  • Priority Issue

    Circular Economy

    Keeping products and materials out of landfills through robust product care and repair systems and guidance, increased durability and innovative materials, and design that encourages repair, recycling and reuse.

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    Circular Economy
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    Preferred Materials

    Your company’s materials usage is inextricably tied to global megatrends – climate change, modern slavery, peak oil, animal welfare, and toxic chemicals. Taking steps to use environmentally preferable materials is key to staying relevant in an evolving marketplace, keeping up with consumer demand, and meeting regulatory requirements.

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    Preferred Materials
  • Priority Issue

    Social Responsibility

    We are responsible for the social and ethical conditions in sourcing the products we make throughout the supply chain.

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    Social Responsibility
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As an OIA member, you have access to tools and resources to help you and your company thrive. Take advantage of networking events, education opportunities, research reports, case studies, business savings and brand recognition opportunities. Most important, become part of a community of peers who want to share in each other’s successes.

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