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Rated: It's a start

price: $$$$

location: United Kingdom

Giesswein is a footwear brand that offers lightweight merino wool shoes and accessories.

Giesswein sustainability rating


3 out of 5


3 out of 5


2 out of 5

Overall rating: It's a start

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Giesswein's environment rating is 'it's a start'. It uses few eco-friendly materials. It consumes renewable energy in its final stage of production to reduce its climate impact. There is no evidence it has taken meaningful action to reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals. It reuses all of its offcuts to minimise textile waste.

Its labour rating is 'it's a start'. Its final stage of production is undertaken in Austria, a low risk country for labour abuse. There is no evidence it has a Code of Conduct. It traces most of its supply chain. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain.

Its animal rating is 'not good enough'. It uses leather and down. It states that it sources wool from non-mulesed sheep. It does not use exotic animal skin, exotic animal hair or angora.

Giesswein is rated 'It's a start' overall.

Last updated September 2021