Overall Rating: Certified

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“Hoodies made in USA from deadstock fabrics”

Specializing in vibrant, colorful hooded sweatshirts, Paesim strives to create unique styles in sustainable ways. Their unconventional take on hoodie fashion is rooted in pursuing political symbolism of the struggle for racial justice. Paesim takes both environmental and social concerns into consideration when creating their clothing line.

Overall Rating: Certified

Shop: All

Home Country: USA

“Hoodies made in USA from deadstock fabrics”

Eco-Stylist Certified
Specializing in vibrant, colorful hooded sweatshirts, Paesim strives to create unique styles in sustainable ways. Their unconventional take on hoodie fashion is rooted in pursuing political symbolism of the struggle for racial justice. Paesim takes both environmental and social concerns into consideration when creating their clothing line.

Transparency

One Leaf Earned
Rated: Fair
  • Since tracing the origin of their deadstock materials is difficult, Paesim is working to improve their traceability by performing extensive research about the materials.   

*Deadstock materials are fabrics that would either end up sitting, unused in factories or in landfills.

  • Paesim can improve upon their transparency standards by disclosing more information about working conditions within their factories.
  • Another way Paesim can improve upon their transparency standards is by including their Code of Conduct on their website.

Fair Labor

Two Leaves Earned
Rated: Good
  • Paesim implements welfare programs for its employees such as healthcare, retirement benefits, and access to career advancement.
  • Paesim also works with its factories to ensure factory workers are provided a fair and living wage. 
  • Each member of the team is provided with a wage of at least 1.30x above minimum wage set in Illinois.
  • To improve their fair labor values, Paesim could invest in well-being improvements at the community level such as investing in community gardens or similar projects.

Sustainably Made

Two Leaves Earned
Rated: Good
  • Paesim utilizes deadstock fabrics. This means that they acquire and use fabrics that would have otherwise sat in warehouses, been recycled, or thrown away.
  • Paesim ensures that every aspect of their packaging is produced from recycled material and is either recyclable or compostable.
  • Paesim could improve upon their sustainability standards by pursuing GOTS standards to help reduce and/or eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals within production.

Last Updated: 04/06/21.

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