Outerknown

Overall Rating: Silver
Home Country: USA
“Sustainably made casual attire”
Outerknown stands for People and the Planet. They are your go-to for sustainably made casual wear. Their products range from jeans and chinos to flannels, dresses, sweaters, and swimwear, with options for men and women. Co-founded by pro surfer Kelly Slater, Outerknown was born from a love of the oceans and today has a style transcending their beginnings.

Outerknown

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Overall Rating: Silver
Home Country: USA
“Sustainably made casual attire”
Eco-Stylist Silver
Outerknown stands for People and the Planet. They are your go-to for sustainably made casual wear. Their products range from jeans and chinos to flannels, dresses, sweaters, and swimwear, with options for men and women. Co-founded by pro surfer Kelly Slater, Outerknown was born from a love of the oceans and today has a style transcending their beginnings.

Transparency

Three Leaves Earned
Rated: Excellent

  • Outerknown offers a full supplier list; they disclose the name, address, number of employees, and certifications of suppliers.
  • Outerknown manufactures globally with makers who abide by the guidelines of the Fair Labor Association, Bluesign, and Fair Trade (for select partners).

Fair Labor

Two Leaves Earned
Rated: Good

  • Outerknown was the first brand to pursue Fair Labor Association accreditation before selling a single product.
  • Their supplier in Hong Ho Mexico, has created educational programs and programs to assist workers in buying homes.
  • Outerknown invests in the livelihoods of over 5,000 workers thanks to Fair Trade USA.

  • Fair Labor can improve by creating a channel for worker feedback such as worker surveys or union building.

Sustainably Made

Two Leaves Earned
Rated: Good

  • 100% of their swim trunks are made with recycled or renewable fibers.
  • 90% of fibers sourced are organic.
  • Outerknown makes efforts to reduce waste throughout their manufacturing process and recyclable product packaging.
  • Outerknown offers a lifetime warranty on their SEA jeans and will repair, replace, or recycle each pair returned to them.
  • Outerknown has a 2030 plan for the planet that includes focusing on embracing circular models, championing fair labor, and leading innovation.

  • They can improve by disclosing and reducing their water consumption.

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Last Updated: 03/28/21.
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