Big companies report their profits in quarterly earnings reports. We think companies should be accountable for more than just profits. Here’s a look at what we were up to in 2019.
Our sustainability report card
We’re never done challenging ourselves to evolve and be better. So we decided to work with a smart group of people at Eco-Age and have them evaluate us across twelve different areas of sustainability. It’s kind of like getting a fancy report card.
Our goal was to have 75% of our fabrics meet A/B ratings. We didn’t quite make it, but closed the year only 5% shy of reaching that goal. Here’s where we landed for Q4:
Traceability is about knowing where our things come from. We want to be able to answer “who made our clothes” at every level of the supply chain to ensure positive environmental and social impacts of our stuff. Our goal for 2019 was to reach 100% traceability into our Tier 1 & 2 suppliers. We made it! Here’s a quick breakdown of our supply chain mapping progress in Q4².
¹Living Wage is referencing “1 adult + 0 children”. Calculated as total compensation (regular + overtime + bonus) / total hours worked.
²Traceability and fiber performance are calculated by fabric count for the following categories: apparel, lingerie, shoe uppers, shoe linings, and bags. This does not include other shoe components or trims yet and excludes all deadstock materials.
³Clean chemistry statistics are calculated by unique printer, dyer and tannery count. Certifications included in this total are Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Bluesign, Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Global Recycled Standard (GRS). Calculated for facilities that were used in Q4 2019.