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El Naturalista

Rated: It's a start

price: $$$$

location: Spain

El Naturalista is a Spanish brand offering shoes inspired by nature.

El Naturalista sustainability rating


3 out of 5


3 out of 5


2 out of 5

Overall rating: It's a start

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 El Naturalista “It's a Start”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • It uses some lower-impact materials including recycled materials.
  • It claims to use Leather Working Group certified tanneries but doesn’t specify details about its certification.
  • It uses recycled packaging.
  • To minimise waste, it reuses all of its textile offcuts.

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 El Naturalista “It's a Start”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • It claims it has a Code of Conduct but does not publicly disclose it.
  • It traces most of its Supply Chain.
  • There’s no evidence it ensures workers are paid living wages in its supply chain.
  • It visits its suppliers regularly.

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 El Naturalista “Not Good Enough”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • There’s no evidence it has an animal welfare policy.
  • It appears to use leather, and wool.
  • It doesn’t appear to use down, fur, angora, exotic animal skin, or exotic animal hair.

Based on all publicly available information we’ve reviewed, we rate El Naturalista “It's a Start” overall.

Last updated February 2023