Coalatree is a brand that is making positive strides towards sustainability. We have evaluated their environmental policies and practices and given them a “Good” rating in our “Planet” category. This rating takes into account factors such as their use of lower-impact materials, including recycled materials, and their efforts to limit chemicals, water, and wastewater in their supply chain. They also prioritize renewable energy in their supply chain to reduce their climate impacts. Additionally, Coalatree takes steps to minimize waste by reusing textile offcuts.
While Coalatree performs well in terms of environmental sustainability, there are areas where they can improve in terms of workers’ rights. In our “People” category, we have given Coalatree a rating of “Not Good Enough.” This rating is based on several factors, including the absence of evidence of a Code of Conduct and the partial tracing of their supply chain. They also do not disclose the location of their final stage of production. Furthermore, there is no evidence that Coalatree ensures workers are paid living wages throughout their supply chain.
When it comes to animal welfare, Coalatree receives a “Good” rating in our “Animals” category. They use few animal-derived materials in their products and appear to use wool. They do not use leather, down, fur, angora, exotic animal skin, or exotic animal hair. By prioritizing the avoidance of these materials, Coalatree demonstrates their commitment to animal welfare.
Based on our evaluation of all publicly available information, we rate Coalatree as “It’s a Start” overall. While they have made positive strides in some areas, there is still room for improvement, particularly in terms of workers’ rights. However, their commitment to using low-impact and recycled materials, renewable energy, and animal welfare is commendable.