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Brand
Brand
Design Philosophy
Design Philosophy
Materials
Materials
Cradle-to-Cradle Design
Cradle-to-Cradle Design
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Sustainable Design
Sustainable Design
Social Responsibility
Social Responsibility
Country of Origin
Country of Origin
Ethical Design
Ethical Design

Kate Spade

Brand

"utility, wit and playful sophistication are the hallmarks of kate spade new york. as our world expands, our graceful, exuberant approach to the everyday is evident in every category we enter, from...

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Design Philosophy

The Kate Spade aesthetic is one that "helps women express their own personal style with incandescent charm and a dash of rebellion." Liz Claiborne Inc. states corporate social responsibility...

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Materials

Information on the production and/ or use of significant eco-friendly materials is not available.

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Cradle-to-Cradle Design

Neither the Kate Spade brand, or parent company Liz Claiborne Inc., state information on how its clothes can be recycled, upcycled, or discarded without an impact to the environment.

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Sustainable Design

Kate Spade does not state any long term plan to incorporate sustainable design practices or sourcing of eco-friendly textiles. The brand has several garments and accessories that do use...

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Social Responsibility

"We at Liz Claiborne Inc. believe that community investment and engagement are central to our role as a business leader. When the company went public almost 30 years ago, the founders of the...

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Country of Origin

Liz Claiborne Inc. states that "as of December 31, 2009, our products were created in approximately 500 factories worldwide. In 2009, approximately 80% of our factories were visited by our...

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Ethical Design

Liz Claiborne Inc., parent company of Kate Spade, is a participating company in the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and has adopted its a workplace 'Code of Conduct.' The 'Code of Conduct' Policies in...

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Practices

  • Has a history of using sweatshops ?
  • No commitment to living wages ?
  • No transparency in supply chain ?
  • 'Code of Conduct' with no substance ?

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