This is Unfolded
Price: $ $ $ $
Location: United Kingdom
Sustainability Rating of This is Unfolded
When it comes to evaluating brands based on their environmental policies in the supply chain, This is Unfolded has been rated as “It’s a Start” in our Planet rating. There are several factors that influence this score:
- It uses some lower-impact materials, including recycled materials, which helps in reducing the environmental impact of its products.
- However, there is no evidence that the brand is taking meaningful action to reduce water use, which is an area where improvements can be made.
- On a positive note, This is Unfolded does use some recycled packaging, contributing to waste reduction.
- To minimize waste, the brand also limits its production runs, ensuring that excess inventory and unsold products are minimized.
Turning our attention to workers’ rights, which are central to our People rating, This is Unfolded has been rated as “It’s a Start”. Here are some factors influencing this score:
- The entire final production stage of This is Unfolded is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) for the use of organic cotton, ensuring a more sustainable approach to textile production.
- The brand also adheres to the Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) Best Practice Guidance, demonstrating its commitment to ethical trade.
- While the supply chain of This is Unfolded is partly traced, including all of the final production stage, it is important to note that it sources its final stage of production from countries with an extreme risk of labor abuse.
- Although This is Unfolded claims to have a program to improve wages, there is no evidence to suggest that it ensures its workers are paid living wages in most of its supply chain.
When it comes to animal welfare, This is Unfolded has been rated as “Good”. While the brand doesn’t appear to use animal-derived materials, it does not claim to be a vegan brand. This rating takes into account the brand’s animal welfare policies and its level of transparency regarding the sourcing of animal-derived products.
Based on all the publicly available information we have reviewed, This is Unfolded receives an overall rating of “Good”. While there is room for improvement in certain areas, such as water use reduction and ensuring living wages for workers, the brand demonstrates a commitment to sustainability through the use of lower-impact materials, recycled packaging, and ethical production practices.