The bleed brand is focused on sustainability and has received a “Great” rating in our “Planet” evaluation. This rating is based on several factors including the brand’s use of lower-impact materials such as organic cotton. By using these materials, bleed helps limit the use of chemicals, water, and wastewater in its supply chain. Additionally, the brand takes meaningful action to reduce emissions from transportation and distribution. It also reuses some of its textile offcuts to minimize waste. In terms of packaging, bleed uses recycled materials, further demonstrating its commitment to sustainability.
When it comes to workers’ rights, bleed has received an “It’s a Start” rating in our “People” evaluation. While much of its supply chain is certified by the Fair Wear Foundation and uses Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic cotton, there is no evidence that bleed ensures workers are paid living wages in its supply chain. However, the brand does trace most of its supply chain, indicating a level of transparency in its sourcing practices.
In terms of animal welfare, bleed has received a “Great” rating in our “Animals” evaluation. The brand states that its entire product range is vegan, meaning no animal-derived materials are used. This is an important consideration for consumers who are concerned about the ethical treatment of animals and prefer to support brands that align with their values.
Overall, based on all publicly available information, we rate bleed as “Good”. The brand’s commitment to using lower-impact materials, taking action to reduce emissions, and reusing offcuts demonstrates its dedication to sustainability. However, there is room for improvement in terms of workers’ rights and ensuring living wages in its supply chain. By continuing to prioritize sustainability and addressing these areas, bleed has the potential to further improve its rating and become a leader in sustainable fashion.