Sustainable Apparel Coalition | Higg Index Director

ACFC 2019 Speaker

The HIGG’s focus is on building transparency into the environmental impacts produced in the footwear, apparel, and home textile supply chains.

Julie is on the Product Team at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and is responsible for building and maintaining product-related Higg Index tools, expanding data coverage, and improving data quality for Higg.

This entails collaborating with SAC members, NGOs, governments, academic experts, contractors and the SAC staff to collect and disseminate data through Higg in ways that make sense to various member audiences.

 

“We need to be smart about how we prioritise what materials & processes we have in our supply chain.”

 

Prior to employment at the SAC in 2012, Julie worked at SCS Global Services as a lead auditor for environmental certifications for furniture and building materials. She also earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and Management from UCSB’s Bren school. Her thesis was focused on building a tool for footwear designers to predict the life cycle impacts of potential designs.

Julie is a serious pianist and taught piano to all ages and levels for seven years. She also holds a commercial pilot certificate and instrument rating.