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Reformation

Rated: Good

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location: United States

Reformation uses lower impact materials and has good policies to monitor its suppliers.

Reformation sustainability rating

Planet

4 out of 5

People

4 out of 5

Animals

4 out of 5

Overall rating: Good

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

  • It uses a medium proportion of lower-impact materials including Tencel Lyocell.
  • It uses low impact materials that help limit the chemicals, water, and wastewater in its supply chain.
  • It has a policy approved by CanopyStyle to prevent deforestation of ancient and endangered forests in its supply chain.
  • To minimise waste, it recycles some of its textile offcuts.

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

  • It traces most of its supply chain.
  • Its Code of Conduct covers ILO Four Fundamental Freedoms principles.
  • It audits some of its supply chain including all of the final production stage.
  • It ensures some workers in the final production stage are paid living wages, though not in its entire supply chain.
  • During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, it disclosed some policies to protect workers in its supply chain from the virus.

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

  • It has a formal policy aligned with the Five Freedoms of animal welfare and clear implementation mechanisms in place.
  • It appears to use leather, exotic animal hair, and silk.
  • Responsible Wool Standard certifies the wool it sources.
  • It doesn’t appear to use down, fur, angora, or exotic animal skin.
  • It traces most animal-derived materials to the first production stage.

Based on all publicly available information we’ve reviewed, we rate Reformation “Good” overall.

Last updated April 2023

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