Rating: It's a start
Price: $ $ $ $
Location: United States
HOCOSA, owned by Danish Woolen Delight, is a brand that focuses on sustainability and eco-friendly materials. While its environment rating is deemed ‘not good enough’, HOCOSA does utilize some eco-friendly materials such as Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) cotton. However, there is no evidence to support the fact that the brand minimizes textile waste or reduces its carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, there is no evidence of its efforts to minimize packaging.
In terms of its labour rating, HOCOSA also falls under the category of ‘not good enough’. The brand does not disclose where the final stage of production occurs, and there is no evidence of it having a Code of Conduct. Furthermore, there is no evidence to suggest that HOCOSA ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain, though it does trace most of its supply chain.
When it comes to animal rating, HOCOSA is at the starting point of improving its practices. While there is no evidence of an animal welfare policy in place, the brand does use wool. It is worth mentioning that HOCOSA does not use leather, exotic animal hair, fur, down, angora, or exotic animal skin.
Overall, HOCOSA is currently rated as ‘It’s a start’ in terms of its sustainability efforts. The brand shows potential as it utilizes eco-friendly materials like GOTS cotton and avoids the use of certain animal-derived materials. However, there is still room for improvement, particularly in areas such as minimizing textile waste, reducing carbon emissions, and implementing a Code of Conduct to ensure fair labor practices.