Rating: It's a start
Price: $ $ $ $
El Naturalista is a brand that aims to promote sustainability in its supply chains and business practices. Our evaluation of the brand’s environmental policies gives it a rating of “It’s a Start.” This rating takes into consideration several factors, such as its use of lower-impact materials, including recycled materials. Additionally, El Naturalista claims to use Leather Working Group certified tanneries, but it does not provide specific details about its certification process. The brand also employs recycled packaging and strives to minimize waste by reusing all textile offcuts.
When it comes to workers’ rights and ethical practices, we rate El Naturalista as “It’s a Start.” Our assessment considers the brand’s policies and practices regarding issues such as child labor, living wages, and gender equality. El Naturalista claims to have a Code of Conduct, although it does not publicly disclose it. The brand does trace most of its supply chain and regularly visits its suppliers. However, there is no evidence to suggest that El Naturalista ensures workers are paid living wages throughout its supply chain.
In terms of animal welfare, our rating for El Naturalista is “Not Good Enough.” The brand does not provide any evidence of having an animal welfare policy in place. It appears that El Naturalista uses materials such as leather and wool in its products. However, there is no indication that the brand utilizes materials such as down, fur, angora, exotic animal skin, or exotic animal hair.
Based on our comprehensive review of all publicly available information, we give El Naturalista an overall rating of “It’s a Start.” While the brand shows some commitment to sustainability in its supply chains and uses some lower-impact materials, there is room for improvement in areas such as workers’ rights and animal welfare policies. Transparency and providing specific details about certifications and practices would further enhance the brand’s sustainability efforts.