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Alternative Apparel

Rated: It's a start

price: $$$$

location: United States

Men and Women's basics made in soft eco-fabrics, organic and pima cotton for a sustainably fashionable future

Alternative Apparel sustainability rating


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Overall rating: It's a start

Our ratings are based on a scale from 1 (We avoid) to 5 (Great) How we rate

Alternative Apparel's environment rating is 'it's a start'. It uses a medium proportion of eco-friendly materials including recycled cotton. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste when manufacturing its products. There is no evidence it is taking specific steps to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. However its use of eco-friendly materials reduces its climate impact and limits the amount of chemicals, water and wastewater used in production.

Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. It has a Code of Conduct that covers all of the ILO Four Fundamental Freedoms principles. It does not disclose where its final stage of production occurs. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain. It audits some of its suppliers, including most of the final stage of production.

Its animal rating is 'it's a start'. It does not use fur, down, exotic animal skin, exotic animal hair or angora. It uses leather and wool.

Alternative Apparel is rated 'It's a start' based on information from our own research.

Last updated March 2020