Azorte is an Indian fashion retailer founded in 2022 in Bangalore, India, by Mukesh Ambani. The multinational clothing-retail company creates fast fashion for men, women, and children.

Azorte makes clothing, accessories, and shoes. The largest retailer in India, Reliance Industries, owns Azorte and many other brands, including Trends, amanté, Clovia, AJIO, Fashion Factory, Centro, and more.

Azorte is a subsidiary company of Reliance Retail. It creates affordable, fashion-forward collections blending high-street apparel with the best of contemporary Indian and international fashion.

Reliance Retail has been ranked as the fastest-growing retailer in the world. It operates Azorte and 15,196 stores across 7,000+ cities and has 360,000 employees across brands, stores, and subsidiaries.

Azorte contributes to the well-being of people by introducing sustainable measures and providing assistance to institutions and welfare organizations.

Azorte considers sustainable development the cornerstone of its business strategy. It focuses on developing community infrastructure and protecting the environment.

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Sustainability Rating: 3/10

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Category: Clothing, accessories, shoes, bags

For: Women, men, children

Type: Basics, denim, dresses, knitwear, activewear, underwear, loungewear, outerwear, nightwear, maternity, boots, heels, sandals, flats, sneakers

Style: Casual

Quality: Low

Prices: $

Sizes: XS-2XL, 2-12 (US), 6-16 (UK), 34-44 (EU), 6-16 (AU)

Fabrics: Cotton, linen, jute, lyocell, modal, viscose, polyester, nylon, spandex, polyethylene, acrylic, polyurethane, rubber, leather, wool, silk

100% Organic: No

100% Vegan: No

Ethical & Fair: No

Recycling: Yes

Producing countries: not transparent enough

Certifications: GRS, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001

Sustainability Practices

Azorte only uses a tiny proportion of organic materials, such as organic cotton, or recycled materials, such as recycled polyester.

Most of the fabrics it uses are either natural without relevant certifications, such as regular cotton or linen, or synthetic petroleum-based fibers, such as polyester, nylon, acrylic, and more.

Azorte also uses a small proportion of semi-synthetic fibers or regenerated cellulosic fabrics such as Tencel lyocell, modal, and viscose.

Tencel is an eco-friendly fiber made with wood pulp from certified sustainable forests. But only a tiny proportion of the materials used by Azorte are environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Azorte doesn't publish a list of all its manufacturers and processing facilities on its corporate website. It doesn't disclose how it chooses its network of suppliers.

The 2022 Fashion Transparency Index gave Azorte a score of only 7% based on how much the group discloses about its social and environmental policies, practices, and impacts.

The Indian clothing retailer doesn't show any labor certification standard that would ensure good working conditions, decent living wages, health, safety, and other crucial rights for workers in its supply chain.

Azorte doesn't have a code of conduct that applies to all its suppliers and subcontractors based on the regulations set by the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Azorte doesn't disclose if it conducts any audits to improve the working conditions in its factories. It provides no information regarding external audits to identify potential risk areas.

Azorte doesn't use exotic animal skin or fur. But it uses animal hair and angora, as well as leather, wool, and silk to manufacture many of its clothing pieces.

These animal-derived materials are cruel and unethical. They also harm the environment by producing greenhouse gases and waste. More sustainable alternatives exist.

Sustainability Goals

Azorte doesn't measure its greenhouse gas emissions, water, land, energy use, pollution, and waste across the supply chain. It doesn't have any clear sustainability goals, science-based targets, or timelines to improve in the future either.

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