Overall Rating: Certified

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Home Country: Japan

“Premium denim”

EDWIN USA is a premium denim brand offering jeans, shorts, and jean jackets for men and women. They launched in Tokyo in 1961 and today they manufacture at SAITEX, a B-Corp Certified facility in Vietnam that focuses on sustainability through innovative approaches to water savings, while also treating their workers fairly.

Overall Rating: Certified

Shop: Mens | Womens

Home Country: Japan

“Premium denim”

Eco-Stylist Certified
EDWIN USA is a premium denim brand offering jeans, shorts, and jean jackets for men and women. They launched in Tokyo in 1961 and today they manufacture at SAITEX, a B-Corp Certified facility in Vietnam that focuses on sustainability through innovative approaches to water savings, while also treating their workers fairly.

Transparency

Three Leaves Earned
Rated: Excellent
  • EDWIN USA measures their impact through the Sustainable Development Goals; these are only a few they focus on: Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth, and Climate Action.
  • EDWIN USA has 3 Fabric Mills; Candiani S.p.A in Milan, Italy, Kaihara, in Okayama Japan and Calik Denim in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • They source most of their chemicals from Near Chemica, a manufacture in Milan, Italy that works with ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals), a project designed to eliminate the discharge of hazardous chemicals by 2020.
  • EDWIN USA disclose their trim suppliers: Vivolo s.r.l. In Bologna, Italy, The Revolution Group in Los Angeles, California, STC-QST in Los Angeles, California, and YKK in Dong Nai, Vietnam and Macon Georgia.
  • EDWIN USA measures the environmental impact of a product through their life cycle assessment. Check it out here.
  • Check out EDWINS 2019 annual report here.

Fair Labor

One Leaf Earned
Rated: Fair
  • EDWIN USA has a goal to be Fair Trade certified by 2021.
  • Their Code of Conduct prohibits supplier partners from involuntary and forced labor, child labor, discrimination, harassment, and harsh or inhuman treatment.
  • The Code of Conduct requires a safe and hygienic workplace, a fair wage, and fair working hours for their makers.
  • EDWIN USA can disclose wages of the workers within their supplier facilities.
  • EDWIN USA can also improve Fair Labor by obtaining the Fair Trade certification to ensure workers are being treated fairly and humanely. 

Sustainably Made

Three Leaves Earned
Rated: Excellent
  • EDWIN USA participates in circulatory by designing their products for disassembly and product lifestyle. They also provide an upcycling program and are working on closing the loop.
  • Nearly half of the cotton used is organic and is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) or USDA Organic.
  • EDWIN USA is working on offering free repairs for life.
  • EDWIN USA labels are made from recycled plastic (PET) bottles and the hangtags are FSC-certified, meaning the paper was harvested responsibly.

Last Updated: 03/28/21.

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