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G-Star RAW

Rated: Good

price: $$$$

location: Netherlands

G-Star RAW has good policies to monitor its suppliers and uses lower-impact materials.

G-Star RAW sustainability rating


4 out of 5


3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Overall rating: Good

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

G-Star RAW is owned by WHP Global.

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 G-Star RAW “Good”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • It uses a medium proportion of lower-impact materials including organic cotton.
  • It’s set a target to eliminate hazardous chemicals by 2030 and claims it’s on track.
  • It implements water reduction initiatives in its supply chain.
  • It’s set a science based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in both its direct operations and supply chain but it's unclear whether it is on track.

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 G-Star RAW “It's a Start”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

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 G-Star RAW “It's a Start”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • It has a formal policy aligned with the Five Freedoms of animal welfare with some clear implementation mechanisms in place.
  • It appears to use leather, shearling, and exotic animal hair.
  • It uses recycled wool in some of its wool products.
  • It doesn’t appear to use down, fur, angora, or exotic animal skin.
  • It uses few animal-derived materials.

Based on all publicly available information we’ve reviewed, we rate G-Star RAW “Good” overall.

Last updated April 2024

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