Killstar is a fashion and lifestyle retailer founded in 2010 with roots in the UK and USA. The multinational clothing-retail company creates alternative fashion for men and women.
Killstar makes clothing, accessories, shoes, swimwear, and jewelry up to extended sizes. It offers exceptional gothic fashion and alternative clothing at a fair price with a twist of darkness, emotional power, and raw energy.
Killstar is a fast fashion alternative brand that isn't very ethical or sustainable, even if it believes that sustainability is the only way forward and wants to lead the change within the fashion industry.
Killstar works with international factories and suppliers to improve the quality of its products. It wants to create an inclusive, supportive environment for all.
Killstar is a fashion brand and clothing retailer that makes apparel, footwear, and accessories and offers a collection of basics, activewear, underwear, loungewear, swimwear, outerwear, bags, and accessories.
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Sustainability Rating: 1/10
Category: Clothing, accessories, shoes, bags, jewelry
For: Women, men
Type: Basics, denim, knitwear, activewear, underwear, loungewear, swimwear, outerwear, nightwear, boots, flats, heels, sneakers
Sizes: XS-4XL, 4-18 (US), 6-20 (UK), 36-50(EU), 6-20 (AU), plus size
Fabrics: Cotton, viscose, polyester, nylon, spandex, acrylic, polyurethane, rubber, leather, wool, silk
100% Organic: No
100% Vegan: No
Ethical & Fair: No
Producing country: China
Certification: no certification
Killstar doesn't use any sustainable materials, organic or recycled. It makes its products with either natural fabrics without relevant certifications, such as conventional cotton, or synthetic petroleum-based fibers such as polyester, nylon, acrylic, and more.
Killstar also uses a small amount of semi-synthetic fibers or regenerated cellulosic fabrics such as viscose. But only no material used by Killstar is environmentally friendly or sustainable.
Killstar doesn't publish a list of its manufacturers or processing facilities on its corporate website. It provides no information regarding how it chooses its network of suppliers.
Killstar manufactures its clothes in China, where human rights and labor law violations still happen every day. It doesn't mention if it organizes any informal visits or third-party audits with or without notice.
It doesn't show any labor certification standard that would ensure good working conditions, decent living wages, health, safety, and other human rights for workers in its supply chain.
Killstar doesn't have a code of conduct that applies to its suppliers and subcontractors to ensure social and labor standards, ethical and sustainable production.
Killstar doesn't use exotic animal skin, hair, or fur. But it uses angora, 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.
Killstar doesn't show any measurement of its greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, chemical release, pollution, or waste across its supply chain.
It doesn't have any clear sustainability goals, science-based targets, or timeline to improve in the future either.
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