ABOUT THE VERIFICATION PROCESS
This season, COTERIE partnered with Hey Social Good to verify the featured brands with ethical and sustainable practices.
Hey Social Good's SGA identified COTERIE brands who have not just started their sustainable journey but have relentlessly committed to rethinking and reimagining practices in every part of their fashion business.
The Hey Social Good “Social Good Assessment” (SGA) of brands and enterprises is a highly stringent process consisting of four independent tiers (or steps) to deem a brand as “verified.” Although some brands may have adopted some sustainable practices or generally describe a sustainable framework, they may not meet HSG’s SGA criteria. HSG combs through both the public and furnished data, seeking and confirming the sustainable and ethical practices that are significant, established, and positively impactful. Brands or enterprises that only adopt 1-2 practices, and do not present a similar concerted vision or activities in other areas, likely will not meet HSG’s standards to be verified. Also, there must be consistency in the practices adopted. It is HSG’s belief that committed sustainable practices by a business or organization are excellently and robustly reflected by the depth and expansiveness of numerous practices, especially when a brand’s or enterprise’s supply chain and manufacturing practices are considered.
COTERIE along with Hey Social Good is thrilled that the fashion industry at large is focused on sustainable and ethical practices. We love that they are taking on the challenging steps of changing how to design and manufacture beautifully for people and the planet. We want to encourage and support these fresh brands and enterprises on their quest for social good and making a positive impact.