The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has announced the spinout of a company that will develop the technology that delivers the Higg Index. The new Higg Co., headquartered in San Francisco, will be led by Jason Kibbey, the former SAC chief executive. The tech venture will provide the industry with trusted technology to implement the Higg Index. The SAC was founded by Patagonia and Walmart 10 years ago. The Higg Index, developed by the SAC, is a suite of tools that helps brands, retailers and facilities of all sizes to accurately measure and score a company or product's sustainability performance. Higg Co. is majority-owned by the SAC and funding is provided by Titan Grove, Buckhill Capital and Sanjeev Bahl of Saiburg.