Rating: It's a start
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AVNIER is a brand that is making efforts towards sustainability in its supply chain. In terms of its environmental policies, AVNIER has been rated as “It’s a Start” on our “Planet” rating. This rating takes into account various factors such as carbon emissions, wastewater management, business models, and product circularity.
One of the positive aspects of AVNIER is that it uses a high proportion of lower-impact materials, including organic cotton. This is important because it helps to reduce the environmental impact of the brand’s products. Additionally, AVNIER also uses low impact materials that help limit the use of chemicals, water, and wastewater in its supply chain.
However, there is no evidence that AVNIER minimizes textile waste in its supply chain. Textile waste is a significant issue in the fashion industry, and brands need to take proactive measures to reduce waste. Furthermore, AVNIER also does not take any action to minimize its packaging, which is a driver of plastic waste.
Moving on to the “People” rating, which focuses on workers’ rights, AVNIER has also received an “It’s a Start” rating. One positive aspect is that most of AVNIER’s final production stage happens in Portugal. While Portugal is considered a medium-risk country for labor abuse, AVNIER traces most of its supply chain, which is a good practice to ensure transparency and accountability.
However, there is no evidence that AVNIER has a Code of Conduct in place. A Code of Conduct is important as it establishes a set of standards and guidelines to ensure ethical practices throughout the supply chain. Additionally, AVNIER also does not ensure that workers are paid living wages in its supply chain, which is an important aspect of workers’ rights.
Lastly, in terms of animal welfare, AVNIER has been rated as “It’s a Start” on our “Animals” rating. While it appears that AVNIER uses wool in its products, there is no evidence that it uses leather, down, fur, angora, exotic animal skin, or exotic animal hair. It is important for brands to have clear animal welfare policies and traceability of animal-derived products.
Based on all the publicly available information we have reviewed, AVNIER has been rated as “It’s a Start” overall. This means that while the brand is making efforts towards sustainability, there is still room for improvement in various areas such as minimizing textile waste, ensuring workers are paid living wages, and having a clear Code of Conduct in place.