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Rated: It's a start

price: $$$$

location: United States

ZOU XOU is a collection of contemporary handmade shoes designed for the woman who dresses for herself.

ZOU XOU sustainability rating


3 out of 5


3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Overall rating: It's a start

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ZOU XOU's environment rating is 'it's a start'. It does not use eco-friendly materials. It makes products by hand to reduce its climate impact. There is no evidence it minimises packaging. It uses a limited production run to minimise textile waste.

Its labour rating is 'it's a start'. It partners with artisans from Argentina. There is no evidence it has a Code of Conduct but it has a formal statement covering workers rights. It traces some of its supply chain. It is unclear whether it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain.

Its animal rating is 'it's a start'. It does not use fur, down, exotic animal skin, exotic animal hair or angora. It uses leather.

ZOU XOU is rated 'It's a start' overall.

Last updated July 2020