Rating: It's a start
Price: $ $ $ $
Location: United States
Chick Lane, a brand that focuses on sustainability, has been evaluated and given different ratings in various categories. In terms of its environmental policies, the brand has been rated as “Not Good Enough” in our “Planet” rating. This rating takes into consideration factors such as carbon emissions, wastewater, business models, and product circularity. Although Chick Lane uses some lower-impact materials like organic cotton, there is no evidence that it minimizes textile waste in its supply chain. Additionally, there is no evidence that the brand is taking meaningful action to reduce water use or hazardous chemicals in manufacturing.
When it comes to workers’ rights, which are assessed in our “People” rating, Chick Lane has been given the rating of “It’s a Start”. This rating evaluates the brand’s policies and practices regarding issues like child labor, living wages, and gender equality. Chick Lane does have the advantage of producing its products in-house with a small team. However, there is no evidence that the brand has a Code of Conduct or ensures that workers in its supply chain are paid living wages. Furthermore, there is no evidence that the brand audits its suppliers.
In terms of animal welfare, Chick Lane has been rated as “Good” in our “Animals” rating. While the brand doesn’t appear to use animal-derived materials, it doesn’t claim to be a vegan brand either. This rating also takes into consideration how well the brand traces its animal-derived products. Based on publicly available information, we have given Chick Lane an overall rating of “It’s a Start”.
In summary, Chick Lane has room for improvement in several areas. The brand can take further steps to minimize textile waste, reduce water use, and eliminate hazardous chemicals in manufacturing. It can also work towards implementing a Code of Conduct, ensuring living wages for workers, and conducting supplier audits. While there is still progress to be made, Chick Lane has made some positive efforts towards sustainability and animal welfare, which is reflected in its ratings of “It’s a Start” and “Good” in the categories of “People” and “Animals” respectively.