Remake Sustainability Criteria
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PRODUCT SUSTAINABILITY TOOL
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version 1.0
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4/10/17
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WHAT IS THIS?
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Welcome! to Remake’s product sustainability tool. This tool—and the criteria contained in it—were created to enable us to tell consumers / members of the ethical fashion movement what products they can feel good about buying. In developing these criteria, we took a step back from the codes of conduct, the brand rankings, and the product certifications, to move away from asking “is this product doing no harm to the people who made it?”, and instead asking “is it actually doing good for its makers, and the future of this planet?” Our consumers are asking—and we want to be able to tell them—how to know whether a shirt or pair of jeans they’re buying is doing more good than harm. This tool helps us be consistent and transparent in selecting the fashion we showcase and why.
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PRINCIPLES
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We designed this tool to be:
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Applicable and accessible for companies (and supply chains) of varying sizes. Companies with shorter supply chains and direct connections to makers are more readily positioned to share benefits with them—but larger companies that are working through more complex supply chains to improve makers' lives also deserve to be recognized for their efforts. This is why most impact areas / criteria allow for credit to be earned at the product level or the company level.
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Focused on the impact (on the makers and the planet) that we want to see, rather than the how. Yes, we recognize that governance and oversight of sustainability efforts is important—but there are other rankings and resources that focus on that, and can use their analysis to help guide companies forward. Since we’re focused on the consumer and the maker, we evaluate whether there are meaningful improvements in makers’ lives and progress towards a sustainable fashion industry.
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Simple and easy to understand. When consumers are making buying decisions, they have enough to think about—so we didn’t want to add a complicated rating system to their plate. We set a threshold for approval (not perfection), and for the consumers that want to know more, we also provide a little info on why we approved them and where we’d like to see a brand do more.
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Aspirational. Today even ethical fashion leaders fall short of 100%--and that’s intentional (and we think they would agree that there's still a lot to do). Our tool is grounded in international labor standards and industry-leading environmental standards and certifications, but focused on a vision for a more equitable future. We’re putting our stake in the ground to define what good is—for the maker and her global community—while also showcasing the companies and products that are leading the way.
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1. Overview
2. Approach
3. Criteria
4. Definitions