What is B Corp?: A designation that a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials.
What must a company prove to receive certification?*:
- Demonstrate high social and environmental performance by achieving a B Impact Assessment score of 80 or above and passing our risk review.
- Make a legal commitment by changing their corporate governance structure to be accountable to all stakeholders, not just shareholders.
- Exhibit transparency by allowing information about their performance measured against B Lab’s standards to be publicly available on their B Corp profile on B Lab’s website.
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B-Corp Certified Brands:
All Birds: No flashy logos. No senseless details. Just the world’s most comfortable shoes, made naturally and designed practically.
Another Tomorrow: The pieces from Another Tomorrow exists to realign this relationship for the curious, compassionate global citizen seeking elevated, thoughtful design, education, and tools for advocacy.
Bird: A UK based sunglass company using innovative sustainable materials for their frames, including certified woods, bio-based acetate, renewable cork and recycled aluminium.
Chloe: Under the guidance of creative director Gabriela Hearst, Chloe became the first fashion house to earn B Corp certification.
Eileen Fisher: Creating beautiful, simple clothes designed to move with real life. Eileen Fisher supports women through its ethical fashion collection, simplifying life and inspiring women to express their personal style.
Karen Kane: Karen Kane produces high-quality, functional women’s clothing, accessories, and home decor led by the belief that women should feel beautiful and comfortable, always.
Kotn: A direct-to-consumer basics apparel company that creates timeless essentials made out of Egyptian cotton at affordable prices.
Monica Rich Kosann: Starting her career as a portrait photographer, Monica always loved mediums that allowed for storytelling. She believes in creating pieces that are not beautiful, but also empowering. Pieces that will inspire you everyday.
Mud Denim: Simplicity is key for Mud Denim. There are two main materials that go into every single piece: organic cotton, and recycled cotton. Classic fits in a sustainable way inspired by nature, made by using innovative techniques.
Nisolo: Creating shoes circular approach to environmental responsibility and implements this from the materials they pick to the design elements of their shoes.
Sezane: The idea behind Sézane is simple: create high-quality, perfectly-cut pieces that can be worn forever. Born in Paris & crafted using the expertise of the best ateliers offering all women luxury quality at a fair & accessible price.
Soko: A women-led, people-first ethical jewelry brand that uses a tech-powered manufacturing platform built to connect artisans in Kenya with the global market.
Veja: Working directly with producers and cutting out the middleman allows for each piece to be made as sustainably, and ethically as possible. The company uses vegan leather or organic cotton eliminating materials and chemicals that can be harmful to our environment.
*About B Corp Certification: Measuring a company’s entire social and environmental impact.