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Katharine Hamnett

Rated: Good

price: $$$$

location: United Kingdom

Katharine Hamnett is a London-based brand that offers clothing for all seasons.

Katharine Hamnett sustainability rating

Planet

4 out of 5

People

3 out of 5

Animals

3 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 Katharine Hamnett “Good”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • It uses a high proportion of lower-impact materials including organic cotton.
  • It uses lower-impact materials that help limit the chemicals, water, and wastewater in its Supply Chain.
  • It manufactures its products closer to home to reduce the climate impact of long-distance shipping.
  • There’s no evidence it takes action to minimise its packaging, which is a driver of plastic waste.

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 Katharine Hamnett “It's a Start”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • Its final production stage happens in Italy, a medium risk country for labour abuse.
  • It traces most of its supply chain.
  • It claims it has a Code of Conduct but does not publicly disclose it.
  • There’s no evidence it ensures workers are paid living wages in its supply chain.

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 Katharine Hamnett “It's a Start”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • It appears to use down, exotic animal hair, horn, and silk.
  • It uses recycled leather in all of its leather products.
  • It states that it sources wool from non-mulesed sheep.
  • It doesn’t appear to use fur, angora, or exotic animal skin.

Based on all publicly available information we’ve reviewed, we rate Katharine Hamnett “Good” overall.

Last updated February 2023

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