Rated: We avoid
Our ratings are based on a scale from 1 (We avoid) to 5 (Great)
Maison Margiela is owned by OTB Group.
Its environment rating is 'very poor'. It uses few eco-friendly materials. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste. There is no evidence it reduces its carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions in its supply chain. There is no evidence it has taken meaningful action to reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals.
Its labour rating is 'very poor'. Most of its final stage of production is undertaken in Italy, a medium risk country for labour abuse. It received a score of 0-10% in the Fashion Transparency Index. It publishes limited information about its supplier policies and audits. It does not disclose any information about forced labour, gender equality or freedom of association. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain. It does not disclose any policies or safeguards to protect suppliers and workers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19.
Its animal rating is 'very poor'. It has a general statement about minimising animal suffering but not a formal animal welfare policy. It uses leather, wool, angora, down and exotic animal hair. It does not use fur or exotic animal skin. There is no evidence it traces any animal product to the first stage of production.
Maison Margiela is rated 'We avoid' overall.