Organic Basics: Sustainable Fashion

Organic Basics is a sustainable fashion brand providing underwear, base layers, and other garments for all bodies and genders.

About Organic Basics:

Organic Basics make garments in Scotland, Portugal, Italy, and Turkey. Their first global retail store opened in Copenhagen, where low-impact planning was prioritized. Upcycled furniture, local sourcing, and renewable energy are a few of the ways the company ensures its growth aligns with a sustainable business model.

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Sustainability Efforts:

Organic Basics strive to prioritize transparency in all aspects of the business. From the value/supply chain to sharing ways they messed up.

Sustainable Credentials

Organic Basics is a B-Corporation. Their score is 92.8 and the company’s goal is to score 110+ during their re-certification process this year. As a way to increase the score, Organic Basics has identified opportunities for improvement and are implementing various sustainability initiatives as well as across other areas—such as across the community, for employees, and with customers. Learn more, here.

Additionally, one of the many climate initiatives Organic Basics takes is understanding, measuring, reporting, and reducing scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions.

Materials Used

Each item has an overview of the materials used and the garment’s exact carbon footprint. On average, Organic Basics’s products use 3.99 kg of CO2e per unit. To understand what this means exactly and how this was acquired, they break down each item (view more here). Otherwise, check each item’s shopping page to read about the materials used to create the garment.

Sustainability Report

Organic Basics measures, tracks, and reports on the entire value/supply chain. The company calculates CO2 emissions using the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol.

Sustainable Milestones

Across the website, there are indicators of their sustainable business plan and provide a snapshot of information to help users and customers recognize sustainable measurements. For example, the total emissions from a previous year was illustrated and shown as a percentage to help communicate where most of the business’ emissions and impact are.

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