Kate Sylvester was launched in partnership with Wayne Conway in 1993. It has three major lines: Kate Sylvester Womenswear, Sylvester and Kate Sylvester Menswear. As well as eyewear and footwear ranges.
|Conway Sylver Ltd / Kate Sylvester||NZL||website|
|Conway Sylver Ltd / Kate Sylvester|
D+ grade in the Baptist World Aid Australia's 'Ethical Fashion Report 2019', which grades companies, from A to F, on the strength of their systems to mitigate against the risks of forced labour, child labour and worker exploitation in their supply chains, as well as protect the environment from the harmful impacts of the fashion industry. Assessment criteria fall into five main categories: policies, transparency and traceability, auditing and supplier relationships, worker empowerment and environmental management.
[Source 2019][More on Workers Rights]
This designer label is listed on the PETA Australia website as being committed to a fur free fashion industry.
[Source 2018][More on Animal Rights]
On their own website, this company claims: All clothing is made in New Zealand. Corporate carbon emissions are measured by an independent third party so that they can be reduced. They are beginning to incorporate organic cotton and eco merino fabrics in to its clothing. They are investigating sustainable and ethical fabric options and intend to use these sources where possible. Sustainability measures in offices and stores include recycling, a worm farm, and low emission vehicles.
[Source 2010][More on Sustainability Reporting]
Sustainable Business Network is a New Zealand organisation which provides advice and support to help businesses succeed through becoming more sustainable. They support members year-round with networking opportunities, practical tools, training and sustainability assessments.
[Source 2020][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
Features in the Eco-Ethical Fashion Directory with a details of eco and sustainable actions taken. Also all merino wool is Zque graded (tracing where it has come from).
|Company Structure||Private company|
|Address||PO Box 47825, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand|
Products / BrandsKate Sylvester
Kate Sylvester Womens Fashion