Carhartt WIP

Rated: Not good enough

price: $$$$

location: Germany

Carhartt WIP is not taking adequate steps to ensure payment of a living wage for its workers.

Carhartt WIP sustainability rating


2 out of 5


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2 out of 5

Overall rating: Not good enough

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Carhartt WIP's environment rating is 'not good enough'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including organic cotton. There is no evidence it reduces its carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions in its supply chain. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste when manufacturing its products. There is no evidence it has taken any meaningful action to reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals.

Its labour rating is 'very poor'. Some of its supply chain is certified by Social Accountability International - SA8000 in the final stage of production. It received a score of 0-10% in the 2022 Fashion Transparency Index. There is no evidence it implements practices to encourage diversity and inclusion in its direct operations or supply chain. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain. It has not disclosed adequate policies or safeguards to protect suppliers and workers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19.

Its animal rating is 'not good enough'. It has a general statement about minimising animal suffering but not a formal animal welfare policy. It uses leather and exotic animal hair. It uses down accredited by the Responsible Down Standard. It states that it sources wool from non-mulesed sheep but there is no evidence on how it is enforced. It does not use fur, angora or exotic animal skin. It traces some animal products to the first stage of production.

Carhartt WIP is rated 'Not good enough' overall.

Last updated October 2022