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Johnstons of Elgin

Rated: Good

price: $$$$

location: United Kingdom

Johnstons of Elgin is a luxury clothing label that houses the finest woollens and cashmere knitwear.

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Overall rating: Good

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

Johnstons of Elgin's environment rating is 'good'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including recycled materials. It uses renewable energy in its supply chain to reduce its climate impact. It uses low impact non-toxic dyes in all of its products. It reuses most of its offcuts to minimise textile waste.

Its labour rating is 'great'. Its final stage of production is undertaken in the UK, a medium risk country for labour abuse. It has a Code of Conduct that covers all of the ILO Four Fundamental Freedoms principles. It ensures payment of a living wage in most of its supply chain. It traces most of its supply chain.

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

Johnstons of Elgin is rated 'Good' overall.

Last updated June 2021