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Free People

Rated: Not good enough

price: $$$$

location: United States

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

Free People sustainability rating

Planet

2 out of 5

People

2 out of 5

Animals

2 out of 5

Overall rating: Not good enough

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


Free People is owned by URBN.

Its environment rating is 'not good enough'. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste when manufacturing its products. It uses some renewable energy in its direct operations to reduce its climate impact but not its supply chain. There is no evidence it has taken meaningful action to reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals. There is no evidence it implements water reduction initiatives.

Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. None of its supply chain is certified by labour standards which ensure worker health and safety, living wages or other labour rights. It received a score of 11-20% in the Fashion Transparency Index. It likely publishes some information about its supplier policies and audits. It does not publish a list of suppliers or information about forced labour, gender equality or freedom of association. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain. It does not disclose any 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'. There is no evidence it has an animal welfare policy. It uses leather, wool and exotic animal hair. It does not use fur, down, angora or exotic animal skin. There is no evidence it traces any animal products to the first stage of production.

Free People is rated 'Not good enough' overall.

Last updated August 2020

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