How ethical is Watson & Wolfe?
Watson & Wolfe, a vegan accessory brand based in the Surrey Hills, is one of The Good Shopping Guide’s top-rated ethical brands. This brand is committed to creating accessories of the highest calibre that are vegan and cruelty-free.
The Good Shopping Guide does not currently rate accessory companies, and so this brand does not appear on our ratings tables. Watson & Wolfe was awarded our Ethical Accreditation for its environmental and ethical initiatives.
In which areas does Watson & Wolfe perform well?
Watson & Wolfe performs well across all of our criteria, and we recognise in particular this brand’s commitment to the Environment and to Animals.
Their founder, Helen Farr-Leander, recognised the problems in the leather accessory industry in 2017. Over 10,000 tanneries are located in Kanpur, India, the self-described “Leather City of the World”. These discharged over 22 tonnes of waste into the Ganges River every day in 2003. Watson & Wolfe are committed to changing the way the men’s accessory industry approaches leather.
What makes Watson & Wolfe so sustainable?
Watson & Wolfe has a wide range of sustainable initiatives that further the brand’s ethical status. The brand has six goals that they are particularly focused on; find them at this link.
Watson & Wolfe seeks out new materials and raw resources near to its factories to minimise transportation, and counteract the effects of its operations by replanting trees.
There is evidence that minors and children are employed in the leather trade, and the production of leather requires a number of sometimes toxic chemicals that are harmful to employees’ long-term health. This accessory brand ensures that its vegan products are made in environments that are safe, do not employ minors or children and pay fairly.
Watson & Wolfe uses only vegan materials, and are dedicated to using resources that have not been obtained via animal cruelty.
How did Watson & Wolfe attain Ethical Accreditation?
Watson & Wolfe has attained Ethical Accreditation from The Good Shopping Guide. This involved an application process and a full review of the brand’s ethical policies and practices. Watson & Wolfe is subject to an annual review to ensure the company maintains high ethical standards.
As a result, Watson & Wolfe is permitted to use our Good Shopping Guide Ethical logo, which certifies the brand’s ethical status and allows consumers to recognise Watson & Wolfe as an ethical brand.