Rating: It's a start
Price: $ $ $ $
Location: United States
Gergana Ivanova, a brand that focuses on sustainability, has been given a rating of “It’s a Start” in our “Planet” evaluation. This rating takes into account the environmental policies in their supply chains, including carbon emissions, wastewater, business models, and product circularity. While the brand has taken steps to use lower-impact materials and limit production runs to minimize waste, there is no evidence that they are actively working to reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals in manufacturing. Additionally, there is no evidence of meaningful action being taken to reduce water use.
When it comes to workers’ rights, our “People” rating assesses brands’ policies and practices on issues such as child labor, living wages, and gender equality. Gergana Ivanova has been rated as “Not Good Enough” in this category. One factor influencing this score is that the brand’s final production stage occurs in the USA, which is considered a medium-risk country for labor abuse. While the brand does partially trace its supply chain, including the final production stage, there is no evidence that workers in their supply chain are paid living wages. The brand claims to visit some of its supply chain but does not specify the percentage.
Our “Animals” rating focuses on brands’ animal welfare policies and their ability to trace animal-derived products. Gergana Ivanova has received a rating of “Good” in this category. While the brand does not appear to use animal-derived materials, it does not explicitly claim to be a vegan brand. However, based on all the publicly available information we have reviewed, we rate Gergana Ivanova as “It’s a Start” overall.
In conclusion, Gergana Ivanova is making progress towards sustainability. While they have implemented some measures to minimize their environmental impact and have shown concern for animal welfare, there is room for improvement in areas such as hazardous chemical reduction, water use reduction, and ensuring living wages for workers in their supply chain. We hope that Gergana Ivanova continues to prioritize sustainability and takes further steps towards becoming a more environmentally and socially responsible brand.