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Kate Spade

Rated: Not good enough

price: $$$$

location: United States

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

Kate Spade sustainability rating

Planet

2 out of 5

People

2 out of 5

Animals

2 out of 5

Overall rating: Not good enough

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Kate Spade is owned by Tapestry.

Its environment rating is 'not good enough'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including recycled materials. There is no evidence it has set a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target. There is no evidence it has a policy to prevent deforestation in the supply chain. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste in its supply chain.

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 21-30% in the 2022 Fashion Transparency Index. There is no evidence it implements practices to support diversity and inclusion in its supply chain. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain. It does not disclose adequate 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'. It has a formal animal welfare policy aligned with Five Freedoms but has no clear mechanisms to implement. It uses leather and exotic animal hair. It has a policy to source wool from non-mulesed sheep but does not provide evidence on how it is implemented. It does not use fur, exotic animal skin, down or angora. There is no evidence it traces any animal products to the first stage of production.

Kate Spade is rated 'Not good enough' overall.

Last updated October 2022