New Zealand womenswear brand Maggie Marilyn has been awarded B Corporation Certification.

Maggie Marilyn now joins over 4,700 companies which have achieved the certification across 77 countries, including Australian-based fashion label Bassike. 

The B Impact Assessment measures companies' social and environmental impact by analysing internal policies, partnerships, environmental outputs, social contributions, metrics used for tracking impact and methods employed to ensure that impact is positive.

Maggie Marilyn scored a resulting number of 109, adding up across areas of governance, staff, community, environment and customers.

Maggie Marilyn head of supply chain Georgia Lloyd said the certification is a major win for the brand. 

“As a team, we’re honoured to be recognised for our mission to ‘Create a Better World’ and redefine what a successful fashion formula looks like.

"These are the roots of our brand, and the onus is on all of us to uphold these commitments for our stakeholders every single day.”

Of particular note, was the brand’s recognition for offsetting its Scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 125%, making it CarbonZero certified by Toitū Envirocare.

During the reporting period, over 90% of the brand's purchases received third-party social or environmental certification. 

Maggie Marilyn has also commitment to spending over 70% of costs and operating expenses within the New Zealand economy.

Founding designer Maggie Hewitt said the brand is committed to creating greener industry standards. 

“Our mission is to help transition the fashion industry to one that is rooted in transparency, circularity, regeneration, and inclusion.

“And we believe we can achieve these things by building a community of people who will help us address fashion’s role in the climate crisis.”

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