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Michael Kors

How ethical and sustainable is Michael Kors? 

Michael Kors is included in The Good Shopping Guide’s Jewellery Ethical Ratings Table. Michael Kors has yet to meet our ethical standards, but we believe that in the future, the brand will make the necessary changes to function as a more ethical organisation. Michael Kors might increase consumer trust by applying for Ethical Accreditation, which would include a more complete examination and suggestions for ethical development.

Are you interested in seeing how Michael Kors rates against other brands within the Ethical Jewellery sector? Visit the Jewellery Ethical Ratings Table. From The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables, you can learn more about the criteria that our top-rated brands have fulfilled.

What does Michael Kors do?

Michael Kors namesake brand was founded in 1981 and is a world-renowned award-winning designer of luxury accessories. The brand has stores in many prestigious cities around the world such as New York, London, Milan, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and many more. Michael Kors sells a large range of Jewellery, handbags, shoes, watches and other accessories. Capri Holdings owns the high end brand since it was changed from Michael Kors Holdings in 2019.

For which criteria does Michael Kors perform poorly? 

Michael Kors received a low rating for Animal Welfare after appearing on PETAs list of ‘companies that do test on animals’. The brand’s products are also not Fairtrade with no information on diamond sourcing. Capri Holdings, Michael Kors parent company, also donated over our threshold in recent election cycles earning the brand a low grade for Political Donations.

Past Criticisms of Michael Kors ethical record

Michael Kors received criticism after the 2021 Laundering Cotton report investigated how forced labour cotton was appearing in its supply chains.

In what areas does Michael Kors score well for its ethics?

Michael Kors receives a high score for its Environmental Report, Nuclear Power issues, Fossil fuels, Armaments and code of Conduct. Capri Holdings released a CSR report showing Evidence of progress, targets on carbon emissions, renewable energy, leather and deforestation.

How can Michael Kors improve its ethical rating?

The Ethical rating of a brand is divided into three categories by The Good Shopping Guide: the Environment, People and Animals. Find out more about how we rate.

Michael Kors may improve its rating and fulfil our fundamental ethical requirements by ceasing all Political Donations and Animal Testing within its supply chain.

Are you curious about how obtaining Ethical Accreditation could be beneficial for your brand? Accredited brands can display The Good Shopping Guide mark, showcasing to consumers that it can be trusted as an ethical and sustainable brand. Visit our Ratings Tables to learn about which brands have been awarded with our ethical certification.

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  • Environmental Report


  • Nuclear Power


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  • Animal Welfare



  • Armaments


  • Code of Conduct


  • Political Donations


  • Fairtrade


  • Responsible Diamonds



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