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Rated: Good

price: $$$$

location: United States

Cotopaxi is a clothing label that creates innovative outdoor products that help relieve poverty and move people to do good.

Cotopaxi sustainability rating


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Overall rating: Good

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Cotopaxi's environment rating is 'it's a start'. It uses a medium proportion of eco-friendly materials including recycled materials. There is no evidence it minimises packaging. 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 'good'. It has a Code of Conduct that covers all of the ILO Four Fundamental Freedoms principles. It sources its final stage of production from countries with extreme risk of labour abuse . It traces most of its supply chain. It ensures payment of a living wage in some of its supply chain but does not specify what percentage. It visits its suppliers regularly.

Its animal rating is 'good'. It does not use leather, fur, angora or exotic animal skin. It uses down accredited by the Responsible Down Standard. It uses exotic animal hair.

Cotopaxi is rated 'Good' overall.

Last updated June 2021