ClimateCost Score: 7/9
Using our ClimateCost sustainability index scoring system, here are some highlights from the evaluation criteria we score on:
- Ecology & Renewability: At Pact, we choose to use organic cotton because it sustains the health of soils, ecosystems, and people by using natural farming processes. That means no toxic chemicals and 81% less water than non-organic cotton. Pact’s products are Certified Organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). If you would like to learn more about GOTS or explore even more of the benefits of organic cotton farming, please visit the following websites: GOTS (global-standard.org) & GreenStory's Comparative Life Cycle Impact Analysis
- Recyclability: Not only is 100% cotton recyclable (cotton/polyester blends are not), Pact uses paper envelopes made from 100% post-consumer recycled paperboard and cardboard boxes made with 98% post-consumer recycled materials, both are 100% recyclable. Plus, the plastic bag inside that keeps your clothing safe is made with biodegradable plastic.
- Keepability: Known as "Earth’s Favorite Clothing Company", Pact has been the cornerstone of Whole Foods' apparel offerings due to its exceptional quality and commitment to people and the planet.
- Supply Chain: The Fair Trade Certified™ seal represents Pact’s participation in a movement that is improving millions of lives, while also protecting land and waterways in over 45 countries. It’s a world-changing way of doing business. The Fair Trade Certified™ seal is the mark of rigorous social, environmental, and economic standards. Fair Trade works closely on the ground with Pact’s factories to ensure that the people making Pact products work in safe conditions, protect the environment, build sustainable livelihoods, and earn additional money to empower and uplift their communities. If you are interested to learn even more about Fair Trade, visit their website and be sure to explore their Theory of Change
- Circularity: Pact’s clothing donation program, Give Back Box, has two goals. First, deliver your gently used clothing to inspiring nonprofits. Second, reduce their packaging footprint by making it easy to reuse boxes for a good cause.