Price: $ $ $ $
MONKIND: A Sustainable Approach to Fashion
At MONKIND, sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. We believe that fashion should not come at the expense of our planet or the well-being of the people involved in the production process. That’s why we have made it our mission to create a brand that is not only stylish but also environmentally friendly and socially responsible.
When it comes to evaluating brands based on their environmental policies, our “Planet” rating takes into account a range of factors. For MONKIND, we are thrilled to give them a rating of “Good”. Here are some of the reasons why:
- MONKIND uses a high proportion of lower-impact materials, including organic cotton. By choosing organic cotton, they help limit the use of chemicals, water, and wastewater in their supply chain.
- The brand is committed to reducing its climate impacts by utilizing renewable energy in its supply chain. This not only helps minimize their carbon footprint but also sets a positive example for the industry.
- MONKIND takes packaging seriously and has made the conscious decision to use recycled materials for their packaging. This shows their commitment to reducing waste and promoting a circular economy.
- Although there is no evidence of MONKIND minimizing textile waste in their supply chain, they are constantly exploring innovative ways to improve their practices and reduce waste.
At MONKIND, workers’ rights are central to their values. We give them a rating of “It’s a Start” in our “People” category. Here’s why:
- Most of MONKIND’s supply chain is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) for their use of organic cotton. This certification ensures that the cotton used is grown and produced in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
- MONKIND’s Code of Conduct covers the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Four Fundamental Freedoms principles. This means they are committed to ensuring fair and safe working conditions for their employees.
- The brand traces most of its supply chain, meaning they have a good understanding of where their products come from and the conditions under which they are made.
- However, it is not clear whether MONKIND ensures that workers in their supply chain are paid living wages. This is an area where they have room to improve and strive for greater transparency.
When it comes to animal welfare policies and the traceability of animal-derived products, we give MONKIND a rating of “Great”. Here’s why:
- PETA has listed MONKIND as a vegan brand, meaning they do not use any animal-derived materials in their products. This shows their commitment to cruelty-free fashion.
- Based on all publicly available information we’ve reviewed, MONKIND has met our standards for animal welfare and traceability.
Based on these assessments, we are proud to rate MONKIND as “Good” overall. They have shown a strong commitment to sustainability, both from an environmental and social perspective. However, there is always room for improvement, and we encourage MONKIND to continue striving for even higher standards in the future.
So, if you’re looking for fashion that not only looks good but also does good, look no further than MONKIND. With their sustainable approach to fashion, they are leading the way towards a more ethical and environmentally conscious industry.