Rating: It's a start
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HoMie, a popular clothing brand, has been evaluated based on its sustainability practices. In terms of the environment, HoMie receives a rating of “Not Good Enough.” The brand does use some lower-impact materials, including upcycled materials, which is a positive aspect. However, there is no evidence that HoMie is actively taking meaningful action to reduce water usage. Additionally, there is no evidence of any efforts being made to minimize packaging, which contributes to plastic waste. Furthermore, HoMie has not demonstrated significant action to reduce its climate impacts.
On the other hand, when it comes to worker’s rights, HoMie receives a rating of “It’s a Start.” The brand’s entire final production stage is certified by Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA) and Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit – SMETA Best Practice Guidance. This certification ensures that ethical standards are implemented in the production process. HoMie also traces its supply chain up to the final production stage. However, there is no evidence of the brand having a Code of Conduct. Nonetheless, it does have a formal statement that covers workers’ rights. Unfortunately, there is no evidence to suggest that HoMie ensures workers are paid living wages in its supply chain.
When it comes to animal welfare, HoMie receives a rating of “Good.” The brand does not appear to use any animal-derived materials in its products, although it does not claim to be a vegan brand explicitly. This indicates a positive approach to animal welfare.
Based on an overall assessment of the publicly available information, HoMie receives an overall rating of “It’s a Start.” The brand shows some positive steps towards sustainability, such as using lower-impact materials and obtaining certifications for its production stage. However, there are areas where improvements could be made, such as reducing water usage, minimizing packaging waste, and ensuring living wages for workers in the supply chain. By addressing these areas, HoMie can further enhance its sustainability efforts and work towards a more positive rating in the future.