Apparel industry veteran Amina Razvi has been named executive director of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), assuming day-to-day leadership of the organisation and responsibility for its global operations

Razvi has worked at the SAC since 2015. Prior to her new role, she served as vice president of membership and then as interim executive director, helping to expand its global presence and impact, increasing membership from 135 to more than 250, and expanding the Higg Index customer base from about 1,800 to more than 13,000 global users.

She succeeds Jason Kibbey, who is now CEO of Higg Co, which was recently spun out of the SAC to support the technology development of the Higg Index.

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition brings together global brands, retailers, manufacturers and organisations from all parts of the apparel and textile industry, including Helly Hansen, Under Armour, Adidas, C&A, Gap Inc and VF Corp. It has been working to harmonise standards relating to sustainability, the environment and social issues, with additions including the Higg Index sustainability measurement tool.

"Amina's vision, exceptional accomplishments, and leadership capabilities show that she is the leader we need to elevate the SAC into the future and drive measurable impact reductions," says Sean Cady, VF Corporation global vice president for sustainability and responsibility, and the SAC board chair. "An experienced industry professional, Amina possesses a unique combination of knowledge and vision to scale the work of the SAC and engage with members and stakeholders globally as we transform the apparel, footwear and textile industry through the development and use of the Higg Index."

A veteran of the apparel industry, before joining the SAC Razvi worked at Old Navy, where she led the development and execution of the brand's first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) store, and at Gap Inc, where she led the first large-scale deployment of the Higg Index and development of environmental sustainability goals for the company.

While serving as executive director of the SAC, Amina was elected to the board of the Apparel Impact Institute and will support coordinating efforts between the two organisations.