State Of Escape

Certified B Corporation

New South Wales, Australia

Certified Since

February 2024





Operates In


State of Escape is an international design brand connecting the contemporary woman with her curiosity through an intuitively created collection of bags. It all began in Sydney, Australia, with co-founders Brigitte MacGowan and Desley Maidment. Their vision was to design an artistic original, an effortless companion pushed to the edge of timeless elegance; something superbly practical and beautifully handcrafted. From the outset and now 10 years on, the iconic Escape tote and every State of Escape creation is intended to afford longevity and versatility - a sustainable foundation from which they constantly evaluate and improve their commitment to people and the planet. Collections are carefully curated through a made-to-order model, reducing seasonal wastage, and discouraging over-consumption. As a female owned and operated company, they are committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion as integral aspects to success as a business and a brand.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, State Of Escape earned an overall score of 87.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
87.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.0

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement1.0
Ethics & Transparency3.0
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 22.9

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security7.8
Health, Wellness, & Safety4.5
Career Development2.7
Engagement & Satisfaction5.9

Community 29.0

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion5.8
Economic Impact4.9
Civic Engagement & Giving3.0
Supply Chain Management4.4
+ Local Economic Development7.8

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Environment 19.3

Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management6.6
Air & Climate4.3
Land & Life6.8

Customers 2.5

Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship2.5

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2024 Overall B Impact Score87.9

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