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Rated: Good

price: $$$$

location: United States

Kayu is an American handbag label that curates beautifully handcrafted clutches, bags, and totes.

Kayu sustainability rating


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Overall rating: Good

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Kayu's environment rating is 'it's a start'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including upcycled materials. There is no evidence it minimises packaging. It makes products by hand to reduce its climate impact. It reuses some of its offcuts to minimise textile waste.

Its labour rating is 'good'. There is no evidence it has a Code of Conduct but it has a formal statement covering workers rights. It partners with local artisans in the Philippines and Ecuador to produce its products. It ensures payment of a living way in most of the final stage of production. It traces most of its supply chain.

Its animal rating is 'it's a start'. It does not use fur, down, wool, angora or exotic animal skin or hair. It uses leather.

Kayu is rated 'Good' overall.

Last updated October 2020