Rating: It's a start
Price: $ $ $ $
Konges Sljd, a brand focused on sustainability in its supply chain, has been evaluated and given a rating of “It’s a Start” in our “Planet” rating. This rating takes into account various environmental factors, such as carbon emissions, wastewater management, business models, and product circularity. While the brand uses a medium proportion of lower-impact materials, including organic cotton, there is no evidence to suggest that it is actively working to reduce its energy use or greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, there is no evidence of efforts to minimize textile waste in its supply chain or take action to reduce its packaging, which can contribute to plastic waste.
The “People” rating focuses on workers’ rights and evaluates brands based on their policies and practices regarding issues such as child labor, living wages, and gender equality. Unfortunately, Konges Sljd has received a rating of “Not Good Enough” in this category. Although it does have a formal statement covering workers’ rights, there is no disclosure regarding where all of its final production stages occur. The brand only traces some parts of its supply chain, and there is no evidence to suggest that it ensures workers are paid living wages throughout its supply chain.
The “Animals” rating looks at brands’ animal welfare policies and their efforts to trace animal-derived products. In this category, Konges Sljd has also received a rating of “Not Good Enough”. The brand lacks an animal welfare policy, and it appears to use leather, wool, exotic animal hair, and silk in its products. However, it is worth noting that the brand’s down is certified by the Responsible Down Standard. On a positive note, there is no evidence to suggest that Konges Sljd uses fur, angora, or exotic animal skin.
Based on all the publicly available information that we have reviewed, we rate Konges Sljd as “It’s a Start” overall. While the brand shows some effort in using lower-impact materials and certifying its down, there are several areas where it needs to improve, including reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, minimizing textile waste, ensuring workers are paid living wages, and implementing an animal welfare policy. This evaluation serves as a snapshot of the brand’s current sustainability practices and provides a starting point for further improvement.