This addresses whether the brand goes above and beyond simply sourcing and utilizing readily available sustainable fabrics and trims, and rather actively partakes in textile/trim experimentation internally or through partnerships with textile mills and labs.
Researchers will need to comb through all information about a brand that is publicly available, either self-reported OR third-party reported information for the Project JUST category: Environment
In researching this question, we suggest familiarizing yourself with the brand’s reporting by visiting the brand’s website, looking to see if they have released a Corporate Responsibility Report, or any information on their CSR or sustainability policies. Keyword search “material” and “renewable” in key reports.
If you are unable to find the number reported, click “Unknown” for the correct year you are researching, and submit.