Organic Basics comes clean with customers right off the bat. The fashion industry remains “the third most polluting industry in the world and one of the largest consumers of water on the planet.” That said, Organic Basics commits itself to making constant progress toward better alternatives.
Organic Basics uses GOTS certified organic cotton and GRS (Global Recycle Standard) certified wool and cashmere. However, some of its products do include recycled nylon, tencel lyocell and other not-so-sustainable fabrics.
The company is extremely open about its sourcing and said to be constantly searching for better alternatives.
Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (I)
Clean/Renewable Energy. No data.
Climate Neutral. The company is currently working toward its 2021 certification for carbon neutrality.
Local Value. The Danish brand sources its organic cotton from the coast of the the coast of the Aegean Sea and manufactures in factories within Europe.
Support for nonprofits. Organic Basics has set up a fund to support organizations working to reverse the climate crisis. Some of our favorite initiatives include:
Amazon Watch. The company has helped the non-profit Amazon Watch raise funds to safeguard our planet’s lungs, the Amazon Rainforest. The largest and most biodiverse forest on the planet is constantly under the threat of commercial resource extraction and fires.
Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (II)
The company received a 18.5/40 on its B-Corp Impact Report for “Community,” a category that includes Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. While Organic Basics features women and people of color prominently in its marketing, there is no data about their place within the company structure.
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Organic Basics received a 22.3/40 score which includes Financial Security on its B-Corp Report.
Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (III)
There is a tremendous amount of information on the company’s website about its efforts to track its own environmental impact:
While the company has done an impressive job of reporting on its environmental efforts, we found no data on the site about governance, equity, inclusion, or work culture. The About page features no information about the people behind the brand and quickly redirects visitors toward its factory partners.
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