Brand: Swedish Stockings
Sustainability Rating: Great
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 Swedish Stockings “Great”. These are a few factors influencing its score:
- It uses a high proportion of lower-impact materials including recycled materials.
- It uses low impact materials that help limit the chemicals, water, and wastewater in its supply chain.
- To minimize waste, it recycles all of its textile offcuts.
- It uses Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified packaging.
People Rating: Good
Workers’ rights are central to our “People” rating, which assesses brands’ policies and practices on everything from child labor to living wages and gender equality. Here we rate Swedish Stockings “Good”. These are a few factors influencing its score:
- Its final production stage happens in Italy, a medium-risk country for labor abuse.
- Its Code of Conduct covers ILO Four Fundamental Freedoms principles.
- It traces all of its supply chain.
- There’s no evidence it ensures workers are paid living wages in its supply chain.
Animals Rating: Good
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 Swedish Stockings “Good”. These are a few factors influencing its score:
- It’s published a general statement about minimizing animal suffering but not a formal animal welfare policy.
- It appears to use exotic animal hair.
- Responsible Wool Standard certifies the wool it sources.
- It doesn’t appear to use leather, down, fur, angora, or exotic animal skin.
Overall Rating: Good
Based on all publicly available information we’ve reviewed, we rate Swedish Stockings “Good” overall.
Swedish Stockings is a brand that focuses on sustainability in the production of stockings. Their dedication to the environment and workers’ rights has earned them a great rating in the “Planet” category of our sustainability assessment.
One of the reasons Swedish Stockings received a high score is because they use a high proportion of lower-impact materials, including recycled materials. This not only reduces their carbon footprint but also limits the chemicals, water, and wastewater in their supply chain. Additionally, they recycle all of their textile offcuts, minimizing waste and promoting a circular economy.
The brand is also conscious of the packaging they use. Swedish Stockings ensures that their packaging is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, indicating that it comes from responsibly managed forests.
In terms of workers’ rights, Swedish Stockings scores well in our assessment. While their final production stage occurs in Italy, which poses a medium risk for labor abuse, they have a comprehensive Code of Conduct that covers the International Labour Organization’s Four Fundamental Freedoms principles. Furthermore, they trace all of their supply chain, providing transparency and accountability.
However, there is no evidence to suggest that Swedish Stockings ensures workers are paid living wages in their supply chain. This is an area where improvements could be made to further improve their “People” rating.
When it comes to animal welfare, Swedish Stockings receives a good rating. While they have not published a formal animal welfare policy, they have made a general statement about minimizing animal suffering. They also appear to use exotic animal hair, but they source their wool from farms certified by the Responsible Wool Standard. Importantly, the brand does not use leather, down, fur, angora, or exotic animal skin.
Overall, Swedish Stockings is a brand that prioritizes sustainability and ethical practices. Their commitment to using environmentally friendly materials, minimizing waste, and promoting workers’ rights and animal welfare has earned them a “Good” rating in our assessment. However, there is always room for improvement, particularly in ensuring that workers are paid living wages in their supply chain. With continued dedication to sustainability, Swedish Stockings can further enhance their impact on the planet and society.