DATA

THE PROS:

Club Monaco sells a collection by Manos Del Uruguay exclusively for Club Monaco. Manos Del Uruguay was founded in 1968 as a collective of nonprofit artisans in rural Uruguay and has been a member of the World Fair Trade Organization since 2009. The craftswomen of Manos manufacture handknit garments and accessories through a model of sustainable economic growth that enables them to improve the quality of both their products and their communities.

Club Monaco produces a menswear collection in the USA. In 2011 the brand shared a video about why it was manufacturing in the USA.

In 2015, Sidewalk Hustle reported that Club Monaco had collaborated with Veja to develop a women’s sneaker. The shoes are created with technology developed by Veja that allows Amazonian rubber tappers to sustainably harvest wild rubber which they then use in the soles of the trainers. In addition to this, Veja works directly with the rubber tappers every year to teach them the harvesting process as well as negotiate fair trade contracts for them. The collection also features bottle mesh technology, which creates a light, breathable and waterproof fabric made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. It takes three recycled plastic bottles to make each pair of sneakers.

THE CONS:

Club Monaco does not communicate any brand-specific environmental supply chain practices.

Club Monaco sells products made from angora.

Ralph Lauren Corporation, the parent company of Club Monaco, does not publicly disclose the countries in which its suppliers are located or the supplier names and addresses.

 

/ Ralph Lauren Corporation owns Polo Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Collection, Black Label, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, RRL, RLX, Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren, American Living, Chaps and Club Monaco.

/ Ralph Lauren Corporation’s international licensees operate 119 Club Monaco stores.

/ Club Monaco retails online.

 

/ It is unclear if Ralph Lauren Corporation, the parent company of Club Monaco, can trace its entire supply chain.

/ Ralph Lauren Corporation, the parent company of Club Monaco, does not publicly disclose the countries in which its suppliers are located or the supplier names and addresses.

 

/ Ralph Lauren Corporation, the parent company of Club Monaco, has a publicly available Operating Guidelines document which acts as a supplier code of conduct, which all Ralph Lauren Corporation’s business partners must comply with.

/ Club Monaco sells a collection by Manos Del Uruguay exclusively for Club Monaco. Manos Del Uruguay was founded in 1968 as a collective of nonprofit artisans in rural Uruguay and has been a member of the World Fair Trade Organization since 2009. The craftswomen of Manos manufacture hand-knit garments and accessories through a model of sustainable economic growth that enables them to improve the quality of both their products and their communities.

/ Club Monaco produces a menswear collection in the USA. In 2011 the brand shared a video about why it was manufacturing in the USA.

/ GoodGuide gave Club Monaco an overall score of 4.0 out of 10. The brand received 4.1 for the society category and the company’s social policies, practices and performance place it among the worst 50% of companies rated by GoodGuide.

 

/ Club Monaco does not communicate any brand-specific environmental supply chain practices. For more general information on supply chain practices visit JUST’s Ralph Lauren page.

/ Club Monaco sells some products made from organic cotton.

/ Club Monaco sells some products made from recycled lycra.

/ Club Monaco sells products made from angora.

/ The brand does not have any publicly available policy against the use of angora in its products.

/ In 2015, Sidewalk Hustle reported that Club Monaco had collaborated with Veja to develop a women’s sneaker. The shoes are created with technology developed by Veja that allows Amazonian rubber tappers to sustainably harvest wild rubber which they then use in the soles of the trainers. In addition to this, Veja works directly with the rubber tappers every year to teach them the harvesting process as well as negotiate fair trade contracts for them. The collection also features bottle mesh technology, which creates a light, breathable and waterproof fabric made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. It takes three recycled plastic bottles to make each pair of sneakers.

/ GoodGuide gave Club Monaco an overall score of 4.0 out of 10. The brand received 3.9 for the environment category and the company’s environmental policies, practices and performance place it among the worst 50% of companies rated by GoodGuide.

/ The brand does not share any goals regarding how it is working to improve environmental and social conditions in its supply chain. Do you know of any?

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/ Club Monaco does not communicate any brand-specific community efforts, for a full list of Ralph Lauren Corporation’s community work visit JUST’s Ralph Lauren page.

 

 

/ In 2015, the brand’s CEO at the time, Ralph Lauren, earned $23,957,577 in total compensation.

/ Ralph Lauren Corporation is a publicly traded company.

/ We don’t have any information on the leadership team at Club Monaco.

/ In 2010, Huffington Post reported that Club Monaco’s mannequins looked emaciated.

 

/ Club Monaco does not communicate any brand-specific supply chain innovations. For a full list of Ralph Lauren’s innovations visit JUST’s Ralph Lauren page.

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