Rating: It's a start
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When it comes to sustainability in the world of swimwear, Salty Swimwear is making some positive strides. According to our “Planet” rating, which evaluates brands based on their environmental policies and practices, Salty Swimwear has received a rating of “It’s a Start.” While this rating signifies that the brand is taking steps in the right direction, there are still areas where improvements can be made.
One of the factors influencing Salty Swimwear’s rating is its use of lower-impact materials, including recycled materials. By incorporating these materials into their swimwear, the brand is demonstrating a commitment to reducing their environmental footprint. However, there is no evidence to suggest that Salty Swimwear is taking further action to reduce its energy use or greenhouse gas emissions. This is an area where the brand can focus on in order to improve its sustainability efforts.
In addition to the use of lower-impact materials, Salty Swimwear also has the opportunity to minimize textile waste in its supply chain. While there is no evidence to suggest that the brand is currently taking measures to do so, implementing strategies to reduce textile waste can have a significant positive impact on the environment. This may include practices such as recycling and repurposing fabric scraps or implementing a take-back program to ensure that old swimwear is properly disposed of or recycled.
When it comes to workers’ rights, Salty Swimwear does not fare as well. According to our “People” rating, which evaluates brands’ policies and practices regarding workers’ rights, Salty Swimwear has received a rating of “Not Good Enough.” One of the factors influencing this rating is the sourcing of the brand’s final stage of production from countries with extreme risks of labor abuse. As a brand committed to sustainability, it is important for Salty Swimwear to ensure that it is sourcing from suppliers who uphold ethical labor practices.
While there is no evidence to suggest that Salty Swimwear has a formal Code of Conduct, the brand does have a formal statement covering workers’ rights. While this is a step in the right direction, a Code of Conduct would provide a more comprehensive framework for ensuring that workers’ rights are protected throughout the supply chain.
Salty Swimwear partially traces its supply chain, including the final and most of the second production stages. While this is commendable, there is no evidence to suggest that the brand ensures workers are paid living wages in its supply chain. Paying workers a fair and livable wage is a crucial aspect of ensuring workers’ rights and creating a sustainable and ethical supply chain.
When it comes to animal welfare, Salty Swimwear receives a rating of “Good.” While the brand does not appear to use animal-derived materials in its swimwear, it does not claim to be a vegan brand. However, it’s important to note that the brand’s animal welfare policies and the traceability of any animal-derived products are key considerations in this rating category.
Based on all publicly available information that we have reviewed, we rate Salty Swimwear as “It’s a Start” overall. While the brand is making efforts to incorporate lower-impact materials and is conscious of its animal welfare policies, there are areas where improvements can be made regarding workers’ rights and the overall transparency of its supply chain. By addressing these areas, Salty Swimwear has the potential to further enhance its sustainability efforts and create a positive impact on the environment and society.