Our Rating: 4 Stars - Good

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Country of origin: Japan

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Evaluating Sustainability: sisam Rated “Good”

Our “Planet” rating assesses brands based on their environmental practices within their supply chains, including carbon emissions, wastewater management, business models, and product circularity. In this evaluation, sisam has been rated as “Good.”

Factors Influencing the Planet Rating

  • Uses a medium proportion of lower-impact materials such as organic cotton
  • Utilizes low-impact materials to reduce chemicals, water, and wastewater in the supply chain
  • Reuses textile offcuts to minimize waste
  • Avoids plastic packaging

These factors contribute to sisam’s positive environmental impact and overall sustainability efforts.

Focusing on Workers’ Rights: sisam Rated “Good”

Workers’ rights are at the core of our “People” rating, which evaluates brands based on their policies and practices regarding issues such as child labor, living wages, and gender equality. sisam has been rated as “Good” in this category.

Factors Influencing the People Rating

  • Much of its supply chain is certified by Fairtrade International – Small Producers Organizations and WFTO Guarantee System
  • Code of Conduct aligns with ILO Four Fundamental Freedoms principles
  • Traces most of its supply chain
  • Efforts needed to ensure workers are receiving living wages in the supply chain

While sisam has strong practices in place, there is room for improvement in ensuring all workers receive fair compensation for their labor.

Upholding Animal Welfare Standards: sisam Rated “Not Good Enough”

The “Animals” rating focuses on brands’ animal welfare policies and their traceability of animal-derived products. In this category, sisam has been rated as “Not Good Enough”.

Factors Influencing the Animals Rating

  • No evidence of an animal welfare policy
  • Likely use of leather, exotic animal hair, and silk
  • No indication of the use of down, fur, angora, or exotic animal skin

sisam needs to consider implementing animal welfare policies and ensuring transparency in its sourcing and production practices related to animal-derived materials.

Overall Rating: sisam Earns a “Good”

Based on a comprehensive review of publicly available information, sisam has received a rating of “Good” overall. The brand’s commitment to environmental sustainability and workers’ rights is commendable, though improvements are needed in animal welfare practices.

sisam stands as a positive example in the fashion industry, demonstrating that ethical and sustainable practices are achievable and essential for creating a better future for both people and the planet.

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