Lands' End is an American fashion retailer founded in 1963 in Chicago, Illinois, United States, by Gary Comer. The multinational clothing-retail company creates casual apparel for men, women, and children.
Lands' End makes clothing, accessories, shoes, swimwear, underwear, and jewelry. It operates more than 30 stores and has 5,000 employees in store, brand, and logistics.
Lands' End is working to minimize its impact on the Earth. It values people, employees, and customers and helps create a more sustainable future with a uni-channel of casual clothing, accessories, footwear, and home products.
The clothing retailer offers a sustainable and recycled collection with styles that feature its best foot forward toward a greener Earth and a better future.
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Sustainability Rating: 6/10
Category: Clothing, accessories, shoes, bags, jewelry
For: Women, men, children
Type: Basics, denim, knitwear, activewear, underwear, loungewear, swimwear, outerwear, sleepwear, boots, flats, sandals, sneakers
Sizes: petite, 2XS-2XL, 0-14 (US), 2-16 (UK), 32-44 (EU), 4-18 (AU), plus
Fabrics: Cotton, linen, hemp, jute, lyocell, modal, viscose, cupro, acetate, polyester, nylon, spandex, polyethylene, polypropylene, acrylic, neoprene, polyurethane, rubber, leather, wool, silk, down
100% Organic: No
100% Vegan: No
Ethical & Fair: No
Producing countries: not transparent enough
Certifications: GOTS, BCI, Bluesign, Oeko-Tex, WRAP, SA8000
Lands' End only uses a medium proportion of organic materials such as organic cotton and hemp or recycled materials such as recycled cotton, recycled polyester, and regenerated nylon.
Only very few of its collections are dedicated to sustainable fashion. A lot 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.
Lands' End also uses a small proportion of semi-synthetic fibers or regenerated cellulosic fabrics such as Tencel lyocell, modal, acetate, 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 Lands' End are environmentally friendly and sustainable.
Lands' End 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 Lands' End a score of only 13% based on how much the group discloses about its social and environmental policies, practices, and impacts.
The American clothing retailer does show some labor certification standards that would ensure good working conditions, health, safety, and other crucial rights for workers in its supply chain.
Lands' End has a code of conduct that applies to all its suppliers and subcontractors based on the regulations set by the International Labor Organization (ILO).
Lands' End assesses compliance with its Code of Conduct by informal visits or third-party audits with or without notice. It expects its vendors to maintain compliance standards in its entire supply chain.
Lands' End doesn't use exotic animal skin or fur. But it uses animal hair and angora, as well as leather, wool, silk, and down feathers 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.
Lands' End has committed to producing 30% of garments with fabric finishes using water-saving techniques by 2022. It also plans to source more sustainable materials for its collections.
Lands' End will procure 100% of polyester fibers from a recycled source by 2025 and 100% of cotton from a sustainable source by 2025. It will also make 100% sustainable packaging and labeling by 2025.
Discover Lands' End's sustainable collections at LandsEnd.com.
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