Q for Quinn

Our Rating: 4 Stars - Good

Price: $ $ $ $

Country of origin: Canada

Official brand website: Visit

Environmental Policies

Our “Planet” rating evaluates brands based on the environmental policies in their supply chains, from carbon emissions and wastewater to business models and product circularity. Here we rate Q for Quinn as “It’s a Start”.

Factors Influencing the Score

  • It uses a medium proportion of lower-impact materials including organic cotton.
  • It uses lower impact materials, but there’s no evidence it’s taking further action to reduce its energy use or greenhouse gas emissions.
  • There’s no evidence it minimises textile waste in its supply chain.

Workers’ Rights

Workers’ rights are central to our “People” rating, which assesses brands’ policies and practices on everything from child labour to living wages and gender equality. Here we rate Q for Quinn as “It’s a Start”.

Factors Influencing the Score

  • Much of its supply chain is certified by Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic cotton.
  • There’s no evidence it has a Code of Conduct, but it has a formal statement covering workers’ rights.
  • It partly traces its supply chain, including all of the final production stage.
  • There’s no evidence it ensures workers are paid living wages in its supply chain.

Animal Welfare

Brands’ animal welfare policies and, where applicable, how well they trace their animal-derived products are the focus of our “Animals” rating. Here we rate Q for Quinn as “Good”.

Factors Influencing the Score

  • Responsible Wool Standard certifies the wool it sources.
  • It doesn’t appear to use leather, down, fur, angora, exotic animal skin, or exotic animal hair.

Based on all publicly available information we’ve reviewed, we rate Q for Quinn “Good” overall.

In conclusion, while Q for Quinn is taking positive steps towards environmental sustainability by using lower-impact materials and having certain certifications in place, there are areas where further improvement is needed. With more focus on reducing energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and ensuring living wages for workers in its supply chain, Q for Quinn can continue its journey towards becoming a more sustainable brand.

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