Greenpeace is no stranger to calling out retailers for the harm their manufacturing process have on the environment, or putting the big squeeze on retailers to improve said harmful practices. But it is a nice change of pace to see that the environmentally conscious organization is giving recognition to those that are on the right path to doing good by the planet. According to WWD, “Greenpeace Italy has released a new ranking of high-end French and Italian fashion brands, rating them on their dedication to environmentally friendly policies, and Italy’s Valentino Fashion Group topped the chart for its eco ethics.” The grade was derived from the examination of the three key supply chain areas: leather, pulp and paper, and toxic water pollution.
The Valentino Fashion Group has promise that by January 2020, it will rid its production process of all hazardous chemicals that are currently associated with any products the group produces and/or sells. They have even agreed to a zero deforestation policy on leather and packaging procurement.
While Valentino may have been at the top of the class, other brands we know and love did not fair out so well. Roberto Cavalli was given an “unsatifactory” mark. Due to their current practice, brands such as Giorgio Armani, Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Ermenegildo Zegna, Versace and Salvatore Ferragamo were graded as “poor.” Brand such as Chanel, Prada, D&G, Hermès, Trussardi and Alberta Ferretti, outright failed because of their failure to provide information for the Greenpace Survey.
So in honor of Valentino’s effort to make the world a beautiful place –now in more ways than one– we’ve selected a few of their ‘Rockstud’ pieces to splurge on. You know what they say, the best shopping sprees are guilt free!
Check out the pieces!
Valentino Rockstud Patent Sandal