SGS is the global leader in inspecting, testing and certifying a worldwide marketplace of products including clothing and other textiles. SGS North America, a subsidiary of the Swiss-based parent company, is pushing the textile industry to ‘blue sign’. Bluesign is emerging as the gold standard of supply chain sustainability especially designed for the textile industry. Resource efficiency and the use of harmless products and processes are key underpinning s of its approach. The SGS network highlights best practices from around the world to challenge the industry to produce fashionable garments and accessories for more environmentally-conscious consumers and under closer scrutiny by governments including the European Union’s regulation covering the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of chemicals (REACH) and America’s Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act 2008.