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Location: United Kingdom
At E.L.V. Denim, we are committed to sustainability and protecting the environment. This is reflected in our “Great” rating in the “Planet” category. We prioritize the use of lower-impact materials, including upcycled materials, which helps to reduce our carbon emissions and limit the chemicals, water, and wastewater in our supply chain.
In addition, we take steps to minimize waste by reusing textile offcuts, ensuring that no materials go to waste. This not only helps to reduce our environmental footprint but also promotes a circular economy, where resources are used efficiently and waste is minimized.
To further reduce our carbon footprint, we manufacture our products closer to home. By producing our denim garments closer to our customers, we are able to reduce the climate impact of long-distance shipping. This allows us to contribute to the overall sustainability of our operations.
At E.L.V. Denim, we believe that workers’ rights are of utmost importance. In the “People” category, our brand has received a “Great” rating, indicating our commitment to fair labor practices and ethical treatment of workers.
Our final production stage takes place in the UK, a country with medium risk for labor abuse. By manufacturing our products in a country with strong labor regulations, we ensure that our workers are protected and treated fairly. Additionally, we trace most of our supply chain, including all aspects of the final production stage, which allows us to ensure that ethical practices are maintained throughout our processes.
We also prioritize regular supplier visits to further ensure that workers’ rights are upheld. By maintaining a close relationship with our suppliers, we can address any concerns or issues that may arise and work together to continuously improve labor conditions throughout our supply chain.
Furthermore, we are committed to paying our workers a living wage. We believe that fair compensation is essential for ensuring the well-being and livelihood of our employees, and we strive to provide them with a wage that allows for a decent standard of living.
Animal welfare is another important aspect of our sustainability practices. In the “Animals” category, E.L.V. Denim has received a “Good” rating, indicating our commitment to ethical sourcing and the use of animal-derived materials.
While we do use silk in some of our products, we ensure that it is sourced responsibly and meets our animal welfare standards. Additionally, all of our leather products utilize recycled leather, helping to reduce waste and promote a circular economy.
E.L.V. Denim does not use wool, down, fur, angora, exotic animal skin, or exotic animal hair in any of our products. We are committed to avoiding the use of materials that may harm animals or contribute to unethical practices in the fashion industry.
Overall Rating: “Great”
Based on our environmentally friendly policies, commitment to workers’ rights, and animal welfare practices, E.L.V. Denim has received a “Great” overall rating.
We are proud of our efforts to create a sustainable and responsible brand, and we will continue to prioritize these values in all aspects of our operations. We believe that fashion can be both stylish and sustainable, and we are committed to leading the industry by example.