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Studio JUX
Well on the way Click here for score rapport: 21 out of 31

Sustainability summary

Studio JUX has achieved the B-label. Studio JUX is one of the more sustainable clothing brands. However, there are some improvements to be made.

Brand owner: Studio Jux
Head office: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sector: Casual clothing
Categories : Male, Female
Free Tags: Shirts, Pullover, Jackets, Dress

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Studio JUX sustainability score report

Last edited: 13 April 2017 by Shilpa
Last reviewed: 4 April 2017 by Mario

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

3 out of 6
1. Is there a policy for the brand to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions? Studio Jux takes several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as using renewable electricity at its headquarter and implementing energy efficiency measures to reduce the energy use at their factory in Nepal. No company cars are used. Source
2. Has the brand (company) disclosed the annual absolute carbon footprint of its 'own operations' (Scope 1 & 2) and has the brand already reduced or compensated 10% of these emissions in the last 5 years? Studio Jux does not publish the annual climate footprint of last years. It is therefore not clear if the implemented measures actually helped to reduce the total annual greenhouse gas emissions. Source
3. Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? Studio Jux communicates that 100% of its electricity is generated from renewable resources. Its factory runs on Nepali hydropower, its office and store run on green electricity from wind and water generated in The Netherlands. Source
4. Is all the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 3. Source
5. Has the brand (company) set a target to reduce its absolute ‘own operations’ carbon emissions by at least 20% within the next 5 years? Studio Jux does not communicate concrete information on target reductions for ist greenhouse gas emissions of own operations. Source
6.  Does the brand (company) also have a policy to reduce/compensate carbon emissions generated from the product supply chain that is beyond own operations (Scope 3)? Studio Jux does not communicate a policy to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in the production chain that is beyond own operations. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

8 out of 12
1. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume? In 2017, around 75% of Studio Jux's collection is made from environmentally preferred materials, namely recycled polyester, organic hemp, organic cotton from China and Fairtrade cotton from Nepal. The remaining 15% are Japanese vegan silk replacement and different types of wool that are knitted in a GOTS certified factory. Source
2. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 10% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
3. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 25% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
4. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 50% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
5. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 75% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
6. Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 90% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
7. Is there a policy for the brand (company) to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from the whole lifecycle and all production procedures to make the clothes and footwear? Studio Jux 's clothing is  GOTS certified. This means that during production high environmental standards maintained for chemical and water use. This certification is applicable to some products of the entire collection.  Source
8. Has the brand (company) eliminated at least one suspect chemical group, such as Phthalates or Per fluorinated chemicals from its entire garment production? Studio Jux communicates it does not use any of the chemicals mentioned on the REACH list in its production, which means that chemical groups like azo dyes, phthalates or PFCs can be considered excluded. Source
9. Has the brand (company) eliminated at least three suspect chemical groups, such as Phthalates or Per fluorinated chemicals from its entire garment production? See remark for environmental policy question 8. Source
10. Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize the environmental impact of its shipping packaging and carrier bags, by reducing, re-using, recycling and responsible sourcing of packaging materials, and does the brand annually report on these results? Studio Jux implements measures to minimize the environmental impact of its packaging, such as  producing tags made out of recycled materials only. However, concrete aggregate results of its packaging materials footprint are not publicly reported yet.  Source
11. Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report the results?  Studio Jux mentions it is active in waste separation and recycling. However, annual results of its waste reduction policy are not specified. Source
12. Does the brand (company) encourage the return or re-use of garments? Studio Jux does not report whether or not it has in place any kind of concept to stimulate the re-use or return of garments by its customers. Studio Jux only recommends customers to sell, swap or leave them in a clothing container for re-use but does seemingly not facilitate anything. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

10 out of 13
1. Does the brand (company) have a supplier Code of Conduct (CoC) which includes the following standards: No forced or slave labor, no child labor, no discrimination of any kind and a safe and hygienic workplace? Studio Jux has two different Code of Conducts (CoC). One for its own factory in Nepal, and one for its suppliers. In both CoCs these standards are mentioned (see also source at next question). Source
2. Does this CoC include at least two of the following workers rights: 1. to have a formally registered employment relationship 2. to have a maximum working week of 48 hours with voluntary and paid overtime of 12 hours maximum 3. to have a sufficient living wage? 1. Yes, legally-binding employment relationships; 2. Yes, maximum workweek of 48 hours, overtime (max 12 hours) is generally voluntary; 3. Yes, commitment to implement payment of living wages. Source
3. Does this Code of Conduct include the right for workers to form and join trade unions and bargain collectively; and in those situations where these rights are restricted under law, the right to facilitate parallel means of independent and free association and bargaining? This right is mentioned, with reference to parallel means for the situation of law restrictions. Source
4. Does the brand (company) have a published list of direct suppliers, that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume? Studio Jux is running its own factory called 'Studio Nepal'. 70% of the studio JUX collection is made there. 25% is knitwear made by the GOTS certified supplier Yeti Fashion & Design. The remaining 5% is jewellery made in women empowerment projects. Source
5. Is the brand (company) a member of a collective initiative that aims to improve labor conditions, or does the brand (company) purchase its supplies from accredited factories with improved labor conditions? In previous years Studio Jux was affiliated to Fair Wear Foundation (FWF). This membership seems to be terminated however. But, 25% of its collection is made by the GOTS certified supplier Yeti Fashion & Design. Source
6. Do independent civil society organizations like NGO's and labor unions have a decisive voice in this collective initiative or in these certification schemes? See remark for labor conditions policy question 5. Source
7. Is there a policy for the brand (company) for capacity building at the apparel manufacturers for improved labour practices? Studio Jux implements measures to improve labour practices at its apparel manufacturers, namely social security and skill enhancing training. However, concrete results, such as wages increased or working hours decreased, are not reported. Source
8. Does the brand (company) annually report on the results of its labor conditions policy? Is at least 90% of the brands production volume from apparel manufacturers monitored for labour conditions? 25% of Studio Jux's collection is made by the GOTS certified supplier Yeti Fashion & Design. However, Studio Jux does not publicly report clear results of its implemented measures to improve labor conditions at its owned factory in Nepal. Source
9. Is at least 25% of the production volume from apparel manufacturers approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FWF, GOTS or SA8000? See remark for labor conditions policy question 5. Source
10. Is at least 50% of the production volume from apparel manufacturers approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FWF, GOTS or SA8000? See remark for labor conditions policy question 5. Source
11. Does the brand (company) implement a policy to establish the payment of living wages at its apparel manufacturers? Are at least first living wage payments realised? Studio Jux implements measures to achieve living wage payments at its apparel manufacturers in Nepal, and communicates that in 2017 its wages paid for its workers range from 13.000 NPR, plus several extras up to 38.000 NPR, plus several extras (minimum wage in Nepal: 8.200 NPR). Source
12. Does the brand (company) annually report on the results of its labor conditions policy for the fabric manufacturing phases, including a reasonable overview of the number and region of workplaces covered by the policy in relation to the total production volume? Studio Jux communicates that in 2017, the entire fabric manufacturing processes are certified to GOTS (87%) and Fairtrade by WFTO (7%). The remaining 6% is expected to be SA8000 certified. Source
13. Are at least 50% of the fabric manufacturing phases - from spinning to final fabric - approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FLO-Cert, GOTS or SA8000? See remark for labor conditions policy question 12. Source