Flax and Loom, a sustainable brand focused on environmental policies and ethical practices, has been rated “Great” in our “Planet” rating. The brand demonstrates a commitment to using lower-impact materials, such as organic cotton, in its supply chain. By opting for these materials, Flax and Loom helps limit the use of harmful chemicals, water, and wastewater.
In addition to using eco-friendly materials, Flax and Loom also takes measures to minimize waste by limiting its production runs. This conscious approach to production ensures that the brand is not contributing to excessive waste in the fashion industry. By adopting sustainable production practices, Flax and Loom sets an example for other brands in the industry.
While Flax and Loom excels in its environmental practices, there are areas where improvements can be made in terms of workers’ rights. In our “People” rating, Flax and Loom has been rated as “Not Good Enough.” The brand does trace some of its supply chain and has a Code of Conduct in place that covers the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Four Fundamental Freedoms principles.
However, there is no evidence to suggest that Flax and Loom ensures workers are paid living wages in its supply chain. To improve its rating, the brand should prioritize fair wages and take steps to ensure that all workers involved in its production processes are paid a wage that allows them to support themselves and their families. Furthermore, while Flax and Loom visits its suppliers, it does not provide information on how often these visits occur. Transparency regarding supplier visits is essential to ensure ethical practices throughout the supply chain.
Our “Animals” rating focuses on brands’ animal welfare policies and their ability to trace animal-derived products. In this rating, Flax and Loom has been rated as “Good.” While the brand does not appear to use animal-derived materials, it does not claim to be a vegan brand. This ambiguity leaves room for improvement in terms of transparency regarding animal-derived products.
Overall, based on our assessment of publicly available information, Flax and Loom has been rated “Good.” The brand’s commitment to using lower-impact materials and limiting waste in its production processes is commendable. However, improvements can be made in terms of workers’ rights, particularly ensuring that living wages are paid throughout the supply chain. Additionally, increased transparency regarding supplier visits and animal-derived materials would further enhance the brand’s sustainability practices.