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Impact Score

We track clearly defined, measurable progress towards our sustainability goals on a 1-5 scale.

Transparency
5

Material supply chain has full traceability. Hass holds a B Corp certification that addresses transparency and we've met established impact goals. We also have formal donation commitments that account for more than 2% of revenue. Material supply chain uses Higg FEM and FSLM tools to measure impact.

Emissions
4.8

Hass is Climate Neutral certified. Alpaca Fiber produces high emissions. The Peruvian supplier is, however, required to meet parameters of their environmental management commitments, with parameters set and audited by the government. We also actively participate in advocacy campaigns for clean air.

Water & chemicals
3.2

Alpaca fiber does not release microfibers into waterways. We actively advocate for Clean Water. The company has performed an LCA on this material to compare it to industry alternatives. Our supplier is required to report on specific metrics regarding water use and eutrophication. They pass in every category.

Materials
4.3

Alpaca biodegrades at home and under industrial applications within 1 to 5 years. Hass sources a fiber that is essential for the Peruvian way of life. We also advocate for safer material legislation through high-engagement lobbying activities.

Workers' rights
4.9

Hass's B Corp score in the supply chain management area is high (6.4 out of 8.83 points). Our supplier employs underrepresented populations and offers a variety of benefits to their workers including scholarships, legal and consulting services, healthcare, and life insurance. The supplier is also part of Fair Trade Peru.

Waste
4.4

Hass is pursuing its Zero Waste certification. We have invested in capital purchases, like paper roll pack machines, to reduce single-use plastic consumption. Hass has a program that results in 90%+ donation rates of returned products. We use select materials that are certified according to specific recycled standards (GRS, RCS).

Renewable and Deluxe Alpaca Fiber

Possibly the most luxurious and practical renewable fiber on Earth. Alpaca wool was once reserved for Incan royalty. It’s still sought after for its unparalleled warmth, decadent texture, light weight, and temperature and moisture regulation. We ethically source our sustainable alpaca from a high-elevation regenerative farm in the Peruvian Andes that ensures traceability. And because our farmers closely monitor their environmental impact and adhere to strict responsible sourcing standards, our alpaca has a smaller carbon footprint than other luxury fibers like merino and cashmere.

Renewable and Deluxe Alpaca Fiber

Luxurious & Renewable

Luxurious & Renewable
Luxurious & Renewable

Sustainable Fashion Is Better For the Planet

Fast fashion accounts for 10 percent of all carbon emissions. The industry is the second-largest consumer of water — it takes 700 gallons, for example, to produce one non-organic cotton shirt. Toxic textile dyes are the second-largest polluter of water. Meanwhile, 85 percent of all textiles end up in the landfill each year, and synthetic clothing made from petroleum byproducts, like polyester and nylon, will never decompose. Our materials — like alpaca fiber — are sustainable. Natural and organic materials use less water and are not petroleum byproducts. They biodegrade and can be processed in a way that is safe for people and the planet. And we only use natural, non-toxic dyes.

Sustainable Fashion Is Better For the Planet

Climate Neutral Certified

Carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels are the primary cause of the climate crisis. Hass is one of 27 clothing companies that are Climate Neutral Certified, effectively making our business carbon neutral. We work with Climate Neutral to reduce our emissions, then we measure and voluntarily offset more than 100% of our footprint, from resource extraction to shipping, by supporting carbon offset projects through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. Our offset projects help mitigate climate change and support innovation in addressing greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

Climate Neutral Certified

Certifications

1% For The Planet

Created by Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, 1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects sustainably-minded businesses like Hass to environmental nonprofits. As members, we donate 1 percent of our annual revenues to verified organizations that address the interrelated issues of climate change, healthy food systems, land management, water resources, pollution, and wildlife diversity.

Certified B Corporation

Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balance purpose and profit — they legally commit to consider the impacts of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. It’s a community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Reed + Gwen, as a subsidiary of Avocado Green Brands, has a B Score of 126.2 points — well beyond the 80-point minimum threshold.

Climate Neutral Certified

The emissions from burning fossil fuels are the leading cause of our unprecedented climate crisis. Hass is proud to be Climate Neutral Certified for net zero emissions. We work with the nonprofit to voluntarily measure, reduce, and offset more than 100% of our scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions by supporting carbon offset initiatives through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation.

Made Safe® Certified
Made Safe® Certified

This Hass garment is MADE SAFE® certified — a rigorous, scientific screening process which only allows the use of ingredients that are not known or suspected to harm human health, animals, aquatic life or ecosystems.

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