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Olmsted Outerwear

Rated: Good

price: $$$$

location: Canada

Olmsted Outerwear is a clothing label that pays attention to small details, choosing to stay away from polymers and instead turning to natural fibres to ensure minimum impact.

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Overall rating: Good

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Olmsted Outerwear's environment rating is 'good'. It uses a medium proportion of eco-friendly materials including Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) cotton. It manufactures locally to reduce its carbon footprint. Its products are made to order to minimise textile waste. Its use of eco-friendly materials limits the amount of chemicals, water and wastewater used in production.

Its labour rating is 'it's a start'. Its final stage of production is undertaken in Canada, a low risk country for labour abuse. It traces most of its supply chain. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain. It visits its suppliers regularly. It audits some of its supply chain.

Its animal rating is 'good'. It does not use fur, wool, exotic animal skin, exotic animal hair or angora. It uses ethically sourced down. It uses leather.

Olmsted Outerwear is rated 'Good' overall.

Last updated July 2021