Our Rating: 4 Stars - Good

Price: $ $ $ $

Country of origin: Switzerland

Official brand website: Visit

QWSTION: A Sustainable Brand Evaluation

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 QWSTION “Great”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • It uses a high proportion of lower-impact materials including organic cotton.
  • It uses low impact materials that help limit the chemicals, water, and wastewater in its supply chain.
  • It uses low-waste cutting techniques to maximize fabric use.
  • It opts for sea freight shipping over air freight to reduce its climate impacts.
  • It opts for vegetable tanned leather over chemical-heavy tanning processes.

Worker’s Rights

Workers’ rights are central to our “People” rating, which assess brands’ policies and practices on everything from child labor to living wages and gender equality. Here we rate QWSTION “It’s a Start”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • Some of its supply chain is certified by Business Social Compliance Initiative Code of Conduct – BSCI.
  • It traces most of its supply chain including all of the final production stage.
  • It claims it has a Code of Conduct but does not publicly disclose it.
  • 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 QWSTION “Not Good Enough”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • There’s no evidence it has an animal welfare policy.
  • It appears to use leather and wool.
  • It doesn’t appear to use down, fur, angora, exotic animal skin, or exotic animal hair.

Overall Rating

Based on all publicly available information we’ve reviewed, we rate QWSTION “Good” overall. QWSTION has shown great strides in integrating sustainable practices into its supply chain and demonstrating a commitment to improving its impact on the environment and workers’ rights. However, there are areas such as animal welfare where further improvement is needed. QWSTION serves as an example of a brand that is moving in the right direction towards sustainability.

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