Image credit: Norlha


Rated: It's a start

price: $$$$

location: China

Norlha is a luxury fashion label that creates all pieces from handwoven Yak wool.

Norlha sustainability rating


3 out of 5


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3 out of 5

Overall rating: It's a start

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

  • There’s no evidence it uses any lower-impact materials.
  • It manufactures its products by hand to reduce its climate impact.
  • There’s no evidence it minimises textile waste in its Supply Chain.
  • It uses lower-impact dyes in all of its products.

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 Norlha “Good”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • It has a mission to improve social conditions in Tibet.
  • It traces most of it its supply chain.
  • It’s not clear if 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 Norlha “It's a Start”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • It’s published a general statement about minimising animal suffering but not a formal animal welfare policy.
  • It appears to use wool, exotic animal hair, and silk.
  • It doesn’t appear to use leather, down, fur, angora, or exotic animal skin.

Based on all publicly available information we’ve reviewed, we rate Norlha “It's a Start” overall.

Last updated February 2023