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Ethical Consumer have partnered with campaign group Fashion Revolution to publish the first edition of a new Fashion Transparency Index.
The index includes 40 of the biggest global fashion brands and ranks them according to the level of transparency in their supply chain.
They feel that more transparency equals greater consumer and regulatory accountability in the supply chain of fashion companies.
This Index represents the start of a process whereby we can answer the question ‘who made my clothes'.
Its launch co-incides with the 3rd anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster where 1,134 people were killed in a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. The factories operating in that building made clothes for over a dozen well-known international fashion brands, some of whom are included in this Index.
- Levi Strauss & Co, H&M, Inditex (Zara, Pull & Bear, Bershka, etc.), Adidas and Primark are the most transparent global fashion companies compared to the rest of the brands surveyed.
- The average score for the 40 brands we surveyed is 42%, with Levi Strauss & Co coming top of the class with 77%.
- Chanel came bottom with just 10%, closely followed by Forever 21, Claire’s Accessories, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Prada, sending a strong signal that luxury brands in particular have much more work to do.
Ethical Consumer have created an action page where you can easily contact the worst companies (either via their websites or on Twitter).
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As part of the campaign they are also offering readers a special subscription offer.
For every subscription they sell as part of the campaign we are giving £10 to Fashion Revolution.
Subscribe now to take advantage of this opportunity.
We hope that you find the report interesting and useful.