Kate Sylvester
Women's Fashion
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.


Owned NZL
Rating D
About the Ratings
Conway Sylver Ltd / Kate Sylvester

Company Assessment

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.
This designer label is listed on the PETA Australia website as being committed to a fur free fashion industry.
Source: PETA (2018)
This company has environmental claims on its website under the headings such as minimising waste and recycling, composting and compostable packaging, repairs initiative.
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.
80-90% of the Kate Sylvester collection and 60% of their entire product offering is made in New Zealand. This company also has responsible fabric sourcing and responsible purchasing claims on its website.

Company Details

Private company

Contact Details

PO Box 47825, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand

Products / Brands

Kate Sylvester
Kate Sylvester Womens Fashion