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Sevya is a brand that has been given the rating of “It’s a Start” in our “Planet” category. This rating is based on the environmental policies of the brand in its supply chain. Sevya has taken some steps to use lower-impact materials, including recycled materials, in its products. Additionally, the brand manufactures its products by hand, which helps to reduce its climate impact. However, there is no evidence to suggest that Sevya is taking meaningful action to reduce water use or minimize textile waste in its supply chain.
In our “People” rating, we evaluate brands’ policies and practices regarding workers’ rights. Sevya has been rated as “Good” in this category. The brand partners with artisans and independent makers from India, and it traces most of its supply chain. However, it is not clear whether Sevya ensures that workers in its supply chain are paid living wages.
Our “Animals” rating focuses on brands’ animal welfare policies and their traceability of animal-derived products. Sevya has been rated as “It’s a Start” in this category. While there is no evidence of an animal welfare policy, Sevya appears to use wool and silk in its products. The brand does not use leather, down, fur, angora, exotic animal skin, or exotic animal hair.
Based on all the publicly available information that we have reviewed, we rate Sevya as “Good” overall. While the brand has taken some positive steps in terms of using lower-impact materials and partnering with artisans, there is still room for improvement in areas such as water use reduction, textile waste minimization, and ensuring fair wages for workers in the supply chain. Additionally, Sevya could benefit from implementing an animal welfare policy and exploring alternative materials to wool and silk.