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NDX, a brand that focuses on sustainability, has received a “Good” rating in our “Planet” evaluation. This rating is based on the brand’s environmental policies in its supply chains. They have shown commitment to using lower-impact materials, such as organic cotton, which helps limit the chemicals, water, and wastewater in the production process. However, there is no evidence of NDX minimizing textile waste in its supply chain. One notable aspect of their sustainability efforts is that they manufacture their products closer to home, reducing the climate impact of long-distance shipping.
When it comes to workers’ rights, NDX has been rated as “It’s a Start” in our “People” evaluation. This rating reflects the brand’s policies and practices regarding various aspects of workers’ rights. While their final production stage takes place in Portugal, a country with a medium risk for labor abuse, NDX does not disclose how often they visit their suppliers. Additionally, there is no evidence of the brand having a Code of Conduct to ensure fair treatment of workers. It is also unclear whether NDX ensures that workers in its supply chain are paid living wages.
In our “Animals” rating, we focus on brands’ animal welfare policies and their ability to trace animal-derived products. NDX has received a “Good” rating in this category. The brand does not appear to use animal-derived materials such as leather, wool, down, fur, angora, exotic animal skin, or exotic animal hair. Furthermore, NDX is seemingly committed to using insect-based dyes, which are more sustainable alternatives to traditional dyes derived from animals.
Based on our comprehensive review of all publicly available information, we rate NDX as “Good” overall. While the brand has demonstrated positive environmental practices, there are areas for improvement in terms of workers’ rights and their commitment to ensuring living wages throughout their supply chain. However, it is commendable that NDX has focused on animal welfare and has taken steps to avoid using animal-derived materials in their products.