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By Walid

Rated: Good

price: $$$$

location: United Kingdom

Established in 2011, By Walid creates modern silhouettes for men and women using antique textiles.

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Overall rating: Good

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

Our “Planet” rating evaluates brands based on the environmental policies in their supply chains, from carbon emissions and wastewater to business models and product circularity. Here we rate By Walid “Great”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • It uses a high proportion of lower-impact materials including upcycled materials.
  • It uses low impact materials that help limit the chemicals, water, and wastewater in its supply chain.
  • To minimise waste, it limits its production runs.
  • It manufactures its products closer to home to reduce the climate impact of long-distance shipping.

Workers’ rights are central to our “People” rating, which assess brands’ policies and practices on everything from child labour to living wages and gender equality. Here we rate By Walid “Good”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • Most of its products are made in-house by a small team.
  • It traces all of its supply chain.
  • There’s no evidence it ensures workers are paid living wages.

Brands’ animal welfare policies and, where applicable, how well they trace their animal-derived products are the focus of our “Animals” rating. Here we rate By Walid “Not Good Enough”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • It appears to use wool, recycled fur, recycled exotic animal hair, and silk.
  • It uses recycled leather in all of its leather products.
  • It doesn’t appear to use down, angora, or exotic animal skin.

Based on all publicly available information we’ve reviewed, we rate By Walid “Good” overall.

Last updated June 2023