ARIZONA, USA, – June 11, 2013
– Olivet is one of the newest members to join the recently launched Clothing, Footwear, and Textiles (CFT) Sector Working Group within The Sustainability Consortium.

The CFT sector working group launched in November of 2012 in Fayetteville, Arkansas and joined eight other sectors all working to create Category Sustainability Profiles (CSP), Key Performance Indicators (KPI), and Dossier’s for consumer product categories within their industry. The CFT working group is currently focused on product categories such as nylon, polyester, rayon, and cotton clothing. Olivet will also contribute to the Plastic Materials Dossier. Once complete, communication of the impacts of plastics will be standardized across all different product categories within The Consortium’s Sustainability Measurement and Reporting System (SMRS).

“Olivet is excited to join The Sustainability Consortium. By working together with other industry experts, we will both contribute to and benefit from expanded knowledge of standards that better improve our supply chain as well as the environment.” Collin Muldoon, Olivet International Sustainability Lead.

In October of 2012, The Sustainability Consortium launched an office in China, which will focus on research in Clothing, Footwear, and Textiles; Electronics; and Toys.

“We are delighted to have new participants in the Clothing, Footwear, and Textiles Sector Working Group. As we grow the sector and continue our expansion into China, members like Olivet will play a key role in helping us identify important issues within the textiles supply chain and strategies for addressing those issues,” said Dr. Sarah Lewis, Working Group Director at TSC.

Olivet along with over 100 other member and guest organizations recently attended The Sustainability Consortium’s Spring Member Summit in Atlanta. Participates attending cross-sector workshops as well as working group meetings.

About The Sustainability Consortium
TSC is an organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability. TSC develops transparent methodologies, tools, and strategies to drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives. The Sustainability Consortium advocates for a credible, scalable, and transparent process and system. The organization boasts over 90 members from all corners of business employing over 57 million people and whose combined revenues total over $1.5 Trillion. The Sustainability Consortium is jointly administered by Arizona State University and University of Arkansas with additional operations at Wageningen University in The Netherlands and has recently launched an office in China. Learn more at www.sustainabilityconsortium.org.

About Olivet
Olivet is a privately held worldwide leader in the cut and sew industry that was founded in 1984.  Currently one of the largest manufactures of travel goods products  Olivet also manufactures and distributes to top retailers Backpacks, Handbags, Pet Products, Coolers, Lunch Kits and last year expanded into apparel business manufacturing Sleepwear as well as Cold Weather.

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