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Rated: Good

price: $$$$

location: Korea, Republic of

Continew is a brand that designs and manufactures various products such as bags, shoes, and accessories by upcycling natural leather seats, seat belts, and airbags collected from automobile production and end-of-life vehicles.

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Overall rating: Good

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

Continew's environment rating is 'great'. It uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials including upcycled materials. It uses renewable energy in its supply chain to reduce its climate impact. Its use of eco-friendly materials limits the amount of chemicals, water and wastewater used in production.

Its labour rating is 'it's a start'. Its final stage of production is undertaken in South Korea, a medium risk country for labour abuse. There is no evidence it has a Code of Conduct. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain. It visits its suppliers regularly.

Its animal rating is 'good'. It does not use fur, wool, down, exotic animal skin, exotic animal hair or angora. It uses recycled leather.

Continew is rated 'Good' overall.

Last updated July 2022