Fashion’s progress on transparency still “too slow”  

fashions progress on transparency still too slow

Sumary of Fashion’s progress on transparency still “too slow”  :

  • Fashion Revolution has released its 2021 Fashion Transparency Index and states that transparency in the fashion supply chain is still “too slow” among 250 of the world largest fashion brands…
  • The Index from the global fashion activism movement, now in its sixth year, analysed and ranked 250 of the world largest fashion brands and retailers based on their public disclosure of human rights and environmental policies, practices, and impacts in their operations and supply chains…
  • Italian brand OVS tops the global benchmark on transparency with a score of 78 percent, an increase of 44 percent from 2020, replacing Swedish fashion giant H&M, which came second with 68 percent, followed by Timberland and The North Face at 66 percent, and C&A and Vans at 65 percent.
 Other brands scoring above 55 percent include Gildan, Esprit and United Colors of Benetton, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Van Heusen, Gucci, Target Australia, Kmart Australia and Patagonia…
  • There wasn’t a single British brand or retailer within the top 10 brands in the Index this year, even though the UK consumes the most clothes in Europe, with Fashion Revolution adding that British brands are “falling behind” their European counterparts in terms of transparency…
  • Speedo, which has headquarters in Nottingham, is the highest-scoring British brand at 53 percent, an increase of 19 points from last year…
  • The swimwear brand was followed by Sainsbury and Marks and Spencer at 48 percent, and Asos with 47 percent…
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 20 brands and retailers scored 0 percent on Fashion Transparency Index 2021 While Fashion Revolution states that it is encouraged by increasing transparency among the leading brands it also believes progress is too slow on key issues such as purchasing practices, living wages, overproduction, water use, and carbon emissions in the supply chain…
  • The ranking also revealed that 20 major brands score a 0 percent rating including, Belle, Big Bazaar, Billabong, Celio, Elie Tahari, Fashion Nova, Heilan Home, Jessica Simpson, Koovs, Max Mara, Metersbonwe, Mexx, New Yorker, Quiksilver, Pepe Jeans, Roxy, Semir, Tom Ford, Tory Burch and Youngor…

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