Splash is a fashion retailer founded in 1993 in Sharjah, UAE, based in Dubai. The multinational clothing-retail company creates fast fashion for women and men.

Splash makes clothing, accessories, shoes, swimwear, beauty, and jewelry. The Indian multinational conglomerate, Landmark Group, owns Splash along with other brands Lifestyle, Spar, Max, and more.

Splash is the largest fast-fashion retailer in the Middle East. It operates over 250 stores across 13 countries worldwide and offers an extensive, award-winning collection of popular clothing for men, women, and teens.

Splash is deeply aware of its responsibilities towards its stakeholders, the environment, and society. It aims to improve lives while reducing its environmental impact.

Splash is on a journey to create a sustainable business for its people and environment. It also assists and encourages people to improve their health and wellness.

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Sustainability Rating: 3/10

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Category: Clothing, accessories, shoes, bags, jewelry

For: Women, men

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

Style: Casual

Quality: Low

Prices: $

Sizes: 2XS-2XL, 0-14 (US), 2-16 (UK), 32-44 (EU), 4-18 (AU), plus

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

100% Organic: No

100% Vegan: No

Ethical & Fair: No

Recycling: Yes

Producing countries: not transparent enough

Certifications: BCI, FSC, WRAP, BSCI, SEDEX

Sustainability Practices

Splash takes wide-ranging measures to protect biodiversity, reduce its consumption of water, energy, and other resources, and avoid waste. However, the majority of its business remains detrimental to the environment.

Splash 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.

Splash 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 Splash are environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Splash 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 2021 Fashion Transparency Index gave Splash a score of only 9% based on how much the group discloses about its social and environmental policies, practices, and impacts.

Splash shows some labor certification standards that ensure good working conditions, health, safety, and other human rights for workers in its supply chain.

Splash has a code of conduct that applies to all its suppliers and subcontractors based on the regulations, grounded in two main principles respecting one another and being transparent.

Splash assesses compliance with its Code of Conduct by informal visits or third-party audits with or without notice. It aspires to work with suppliers that run green factories which have adopted environmentally responsible processes into their production.

Splash doesn't use exotic animal skin, hair, fur, or angora. But it uses 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

Splash doesn't have clear sustainability goals, science-based targets, or timelines to improve in the future.

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