What is The Vegan Sheep?

The Vegan Sheep - All digital, sustainability measurement system for fashion products.

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Our auto-rating system is based on 12 main criteria that include the key points of circular economy for fashion products. This is specifically designed to be rated by yourself, because you are the one who know your product best. Although there are specific points that you do not even know about the origin, materials or components of your product, we encourage you to ask your providers about this information, as this is essential not just to proof that your product has been designed and manufactured following circular economy standards, but also to encourage your providers to think about this essential feature.

We are continually looking for feedback and comments in order to build trust and improve this initiative, so, if you want to help us, please, tell your colleagues and friends about The Vegan Sheep or simply use our rating system and symbols.

If you want to leave us a comment, please write us to: hello@thevegansheep.com


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1. Organic material A product with at least 50% organic natural material (cotton, wool, silk & flax mainly).
2. Durability of the product Specifically designed to last for a long time.
3. Proximity Local partners and providers means less carbon emissions
4. Recycled A material with over 30% of recycled contents: natural, artificial or synthetic (cotton, wool, flax, silk; polyester, polyamide mainly).
5. Biosourced polymers A synthetic material derived from over 30% of renewable bio-contents (sugar, corn, castor oil), as an alternative to non-renewable fossil-based synthetics.
6. Low chemical impact finishing Treatments, dyes, printing and finishings resulting in a reduced use of chemicals and guaranteeing harmlessness to humans and the environment.
7. Waterless Treatments, dyes, printing and finishings resulting in a reduction or absence of water consumption.
8. Traceability Identification of the history of the material along its production chain, from the origin to its transformation until the finished product.
9. Biodegradable or compostable Biodegradable or compostable material at end of life, in specific environments and conditions.
10. Metal-free Tanning and/or finishing done without heavy metals.
11. Vegetable tanning Tanned using vegetable tannins only
12. Sustainable consuption and production patterns Implement the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countriesBy 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resourcesBy 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest lossesBy 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environmentBy 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuseEncourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycleBy 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with natureSupport developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and productsRationalize inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption by removing market distortions, in accordance with national circumstances, including by restructuring taxation and phasing out those harmful subsidies, where they exist, to reflect their environmental impacts, taking fully into account the specific needs and conditions of developing countries and minimizing the possible adverse impacts on their development in a manner that protects the poor and the affected communities