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Rated: Good

price: $$$$

location: Sweden

Icebug is a sports brand that makes shoes fit for the outdoors.

Icebug sustainability rating


4 out of 5


4 out of 5


2 out of 5

Overall rating: Good

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 Icebug “Good”. These are a few issues influencing its score:

  • It uses some lower-impact materials including recycled materials.
  • It opts for sea freight shipping over air freight to reduce its climate impacts.
  • Digital printing technology helps reduce its water use.
  • It uses tanneries that are Leather Working Group Gold certified.

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 Icebug “Good”. These are a few issues 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 Icebug “Not Good Enough”. These are a few issues influencing its score:

  • There’s no evidence it has an animal welfare policy.
  • It appears to use leather.
  • Responsible Wool Standard certifies some of the wool it sources.
  • 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 Icebug “Good” overall.

Last updated March 2023