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Rated: Good

price: $$$$

location: Korea, Republic of

Based in South Korea, Pleatsmama is a label that specialises in handbags made from plastic bottles.

Pleatsmama sustainability rating


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Overall rating: Good

Our ratings are based on a scale from 1 (We avoid) to 5 (Great) How we rate

Pleatsmama's environment rating is 'great'. It uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials including recycled materials. It manufactures locally to reduce its climate impact. Its use of eco-friendly materials limits the amount of chemicals, water and wastewater used in production.

Its labour rating is 'not good enough'. Its final stage of production is undertaken in South Korea, a medium risk country for labour abuse. There is no evidence it has a Code of Conduct. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain. There is no evidence it investigates and reports on safety incidents.

Its animal rating is 'good'. It does not use any animal products but it does not state that it's vegan.

Pleatsmama is rated 'Good' overall.

Last updated July 2022