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SHEIN

Rated: We avoid

price: $$$$

location: China

SHEIN is not taking adequate steps to manage its greenhouse gas emissions.

SHEIN sustainability rating

Planet

1 out of 5

People

1 out of 5

Animals

2 out of 5

Overall rating: We avoid

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SHEIN's environment rating is 'very poor'. It has fast fashion traits such as on trend styles and regular new arrivals. It uses few eco-friendly materials. There is no evidence that it has taken meaningful action to reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals. There is no evidence it reduces its carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions in its supply chain. There is no evidence it has a policy to minimise the impacts of microplastics.

Its labour rating is 'very poor'. None of its supply chain is certified by labour standards which ensure worker health and safety, living wages or other labour rights. It received a score of 0-10% in the 2021 Fashion Transparency Index. There is no evidence it implements practices to encourage diversity and inclusion in its direct operations or supply chain. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain. It does not disclose adequate policies or safeguards to protect suppliers and workers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19.

Its animal rating is 'not good enough'. There is no evidence it has a policy to minimise the suffering of animals. It uses wool and exotic animal hair. It does not use leather, fur, down, angora or exotic animal skin. There is no evidence it traces any animal products to the first stage of production.

SHEIN is rated 'We avoid' overall.

Last updated January 2022