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Location: United States
With a focus on sustainability in its supply chain, WE-AR4 is a brand that is making a positive impact on the environment. The brand has been rated “Great” in our “Planet” rating, which evaluates brands based on their environmental policies. A few factors that have influenced its score include the use of a high proportion of lower-impact materials, such as upcycled materials.
This commitment to using low impact materials helps to limit the chemicals, water, and wastewater in WE-AR4’s supply chain. In addition, the brand manufactures its products closer to home, reducing the climate impact of long-distance shipping. Furthermore, WE-AR4 uses compostable packaging, further minimizing its environmental footprint.
When it comes to the “People” rating, which focuses on workers’ rights, WE-AR4 has been rated as “It’s a Start”. The brand’s Code of Conduct covers the International Labour Organization’s Four Fundamental Freedoms principles. It also traces most of its supply chain, indicating a level of transparency. However, the frequency of supplier visits is not stated, and there is no evidence to suggest that workers in WE-AR4’s supply chain are paid living wages.
In terms of animal welfare, WE-AR4 has also been rated as “It’s a Start” in our “Animals” rating. The brand appears to use exotic animal hair and silk in some of its products. However, it is worth noting that it uses recycled wool in most of its wool products, recycled leather in all of its leather products, and either recycled or Responsible Down Standard certified down in all of its down products. The brand does not appear to use fur, angora, or exotic animal skin.
Taking into consideration all the publicly available information, WE-AR4 has been rated “Good” overall. This rating reflects the brand’s commitment to using sustainable materials and manufacturing processes in its supply chain. It also acknowledges the brand’s efforts to ensure workers’ rights and its conscious approach to animal welfare.