Rating: It's a start
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The brand Bilboa has been evaluated based on its environmental policies in the supply chain, its treatment of workers’ rights, and its animal welfare policies. Overall, the brand has been rated as “It’s a Start.”
In terms of the brand’s environmental impact, Bilboa uses a medium proportion of lower-impact materials, including organic cotton. This is a positive step towards sustainability. However, there is no evidence that the brand is taking meaningful action to reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals in the manufacturing process. Additionally, there is no evidence of efforts to minimize textile waste in the supply chain. On the positive side, Bilboa manufactures its products closer to home, which helps reduce the climate impact of long-distance shipping. The brand also uses some recycled packaging, which is another step towards a more sustainable approach.
When it comes to workers’ rights, Bilboa has been rated as “Not Good Enough.” The brand’s final production stage takes place in Australia, a low-risk country for labor abuse. However, there is no evidence that Bilboa has a Code of Conduct to ensure the fair treatment of workers. The brand also does not provide evidence of auditing its suppliers, which raises concerns about transparency and accountability. Furthermore, there is no evidence that Bilboa ensures workers are paid living wages in its supply chain. These factors contribute to the brand’s lower rating in terms of workers’ rights.
Bilboa has been rated as “Good” in terms of animal welfare. While there is no evidence of an animal welfare policy, the brand does not appear to use leather, wool, down, fur, angora, exotic animal skin, or exotic animal hair in its products. However, it does appear to use silk, which may have implications for animal welfare. Overall, the brand’s focus on avoiding animal-derived materials contributes to its positive rating in this category.
Based on the available information, Bilboa has been rated as “It’s a Start” overall. The brand shows potential in terms of using lower-impact materials and manufacturing products closer to home. However, there are areas for improvement, such as reducing the use of hazardous chemicals in manufacturing, minimizing textile waste in the supply chain, and ensuring workers are paid living wages. It is also important for the brand to have a transparent and accountable Code of Conduct, as well as to strengthen its commitment to animal welfare.