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Rated: It's a start

price: $$$$

location: United States

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

Kayu sustainability rating


2 out of 5


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2 out of 5

Overall rating: It's a start

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Kayu's environment rating is 'not good enough'. It uses few eco-friendly materials. There is no evidence it minimises packaging. There is no evidence it implements water reduction initiatives. It manufactures by hand to reduce its climate impact.

Its labour rating is 'good'. It traces most of its supply chain including all of the final stage of production. It partners with local artisans in the Philippines, Greece and Ecuador to produce its products. It is unclear whether it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain.

Its animal rating is 'not good enough'. There is no evidence it has an animal welfare policy. It does not use fur, down, wool, angora or exotic animal skin or hair. It uses leather.

Kayu is rated 'It's a start' overall.

Last updated November 2022