Rating: It's a start
Price: $ $ $ $
Location: United States
Greenpacha, a brand that focuses on sustainability, has been evaluated based on its environmental policies, workers’ rights, and animal welfare practices. Our “Planet” rating for Greenpacha is “Not Good Enough” due to several factors that have influenced its score.
One aspect of concern is that there is no evidence to suggest that Greenpacha uses any lower-impact materials in its supply chains. This means that the brand is not taking advantage of alternative materials that have a lower environmental impact. Additionally, Greenpacha does not appear to have measures in place to minimize textile waste in its supply chain, which can contribute to the growing problem of textile waste and pollution.
Another area where Greenpacha falls short is in its action to reduce water use. There is no evidence to suggest that the brand is taking meaningful steps to conserve water in its production processes. Water scarcity is a pressing global issue, and brands have a responsibility to prioritize water conservation in their operations.
On a positive note, Greenpacha manufactures its products by hand, which helps to reduce its climate impact. Handmade products often require less energy and produce fewer emissions compared to mass-produced items. This approach aligns with the brand’s commitment to sustainability.
Turning to workers’ rights, our “People” rating for Greenpacha is also “Not Good Enough.” One concerning factor is the lack of evidence that the brand has a Code of Conduct in place. A Code of Conduct provides guidelines and standards for ethical practices, ensuring that workers are treated fairly and respectfully.
Additionally, Greenpacha sources its final stage of production from countries with a high risk of labor abuse. This raises concerns about the working conditions and rights of the workers involved in the production of Greenpacha products. While Greenpacha traces most of its supply chain, there is no evidence to suggest that it ensures workers are paid living wages, which is an essential aspect of ensuring fair labor practices.
In terms of animal welfare, our “Animals” rating for Greenpacha is “Good.” While the brand does not appear to use animal-derived materials, it does not claim to be a vegan brand either. Greenpacha’s focus on animal welfare and its efforts to avoid animal-derived materials contribute to its positive rating in this category.
Considering all the factors and publicly available information we have reviewed, we rate Greenpacha as “It’s a Start” overall. While the brand has areas that need improvement, such as its environmental practices, labor rights, and transparency, it also demonstrates a commitment to animal welfare and sustainable manufacturing through its handmade products. There is potential for Greenpacha to further enhance its sustainability efforts and become a leader in the industry.