Are our clothes getting more transparent?
by Imogen Berryman
What's Going On Here?
It’s Fashion Revolution Week and the campaign group behind it, Fashion Revolution, has published its fifth Fashion Transparency Index report which reviews 250 largest brands and retailers, scores and ranks them based on the information they tell us about their practices, social and environmental policies and importantly, their impact.
What Does This Mean?
Fashion Revolution Week encourages clothing brands and producers to show transparency in their supply chain.
Last year when we wrote about the 2019 report, the average score for all brands and retailers was 21% and the good news is, it is now 23%! But what about the rest, huh?
Why Should We Care?
The fashion industry has a big impact on the environment- from the materials it uses, the way clothes are manufactured to the deliveries to our doorsteps. The index doesn’t rank brands on their impact, but instead on how much they tell us about their practices which can help lawmakers, investors and us as consumers make more informed decisions.
Monsoon, Asics, Clarks and Urban Outfitters have all improved their score but Tom Ford, Bally, Max Mara, Claire’s, Billabong, Boohoo and Pretty Little Thing all scored between 0 and 10%...so what are they hiding?
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