Sustainability has become a crucial aspect of our modern world, and brands that prioritize environmental conservation and social responsibility are gaining increasing importance. One such brand that stands out in this regard is 4Kinship. With a strong commitment to sustainability, 4Kinship has earned a “Great” rating in our “Planet” evaluation.
In assessing the environmental policies of brands, we consider various factors that influence their overall score. 4Kinship uses a medium proportion of lower-impact materials, including upcycled materials. This choice helps to limit the chemicals, water, and wastewater involved in its supply chain. Additionally, the brand takes steps to minimize waste by limiting its production runs. Furthermore, 4Kinship manufactures its products closer to home, reducing the climate impact of long-distance shipping.
When it comes to evaluating a brand’s “People” rating, workers’ rights take center stage. 4Kinship excels in this aspect and has earned a “Good” rating. The brand actively partners with Indigenous artists and makers on Navajo Nation, supporting and preserving local communities. It also demonstrates transparency by partly tracing its supply chain, including the final production stage. Moreover, 4Kinship ensures regular visits to its suppliers, ensuring accountability and fair practices. However, it remains unclear if the brand ensures workers are paid living wages throughout its supply chain, an area where further improvement is needed.
In addition to environmental and social considerations, the treatment of animals is a significant factor in our evaluation. For our “Animals” rating, we assess brands’ policies on animal welfare and their ability to trace animal-derived products. 4Kinship demonstrates a commitment to responsible sourcing and has therefore received a “Good” rating. While the brand appears to use exotic animal hair and silk, it also makes use of recycled leather in all of its leather products. Furthermore, recycled wool is used in all of its wool products. Notably, 4Kinship does not seem to use down, fur, angora, or exotic animal skin.
After thoroughly reviewing all publicly available information, we have concluded that 4Kinship deserves an overall “Good” rating. The brand’s dedication to sustainability, from its supply chain to its business practices, makes it a frontrunner in the pursuit of ecological and social responsibility. By promoting lower-impact materials, minimizing waste, and supporting local communities, 4Kinship showcases its commitment to creating a better world.