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How sustainable is Obey?

This screening has been done by Fairify on July 14th 2020

Obey is an American streetwear brand with a heavy political and social message in its designs. It’s unfortunate that the brand with the strong ideas about society doesn’t use its lense of criticism to improve itself. As is often the case in the streetwear scene, Obey doesn’t seem to have any ambition to work towards transparency and sustainable practises in its production. There is no sustainability report and the company doesn’t provide any information about its carbon footprint, material origins or whether human rights and animal welfare are being respected in its supply chain.

When a brand doesn’t offer any information, there are several risks you take as a consumer. For example, the climate impact of that particular brand or product can be much higher compared to its industry peers. The company might use certain harmful chemicals or there might be animals or humans harmed for the manufacturing of its products. For these reasons, we believe that you should be aware of how products are produced and how a company as a whole operates in regard to our pillars. When there’s no transparency, you are at risk of supporting some or more of the previously mentioned harmful conditions.

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