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FASHION REVOLUTION | FASHION TRANSPARENCY INDEX 2019

HOW WERE THE 200 BRANDS SELECTED? Brands have been chosen on the basis of annual turnover representing over US$500 million and crossing a spread of market segments including high street, luxury, premium, sportswear, accessories, footwear and denim from across Europe, North America, South America and Asia. We relied on publicly available financial information to select brands and retailers. Some companies are privately held and do not publish financial records, including turnover, which means we may not have found them in our research. Where brands are part of a parent company with annual turnover over US$500 million, we have selected the brand or brands that appear to make up the most significant part of their business.

We have deliberately listed brands in our report rather than the parent company because consumers will be most familiar with brand names.

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H OW M A N Y B R A N D S PA R T I C I PAT E D T H I S Y E A R ?

52%

46%

did not respond

of brands completed and returned a questionnaire

98 out of the 200 brands and retailers reviewed this year were included in the 2017 and 2018 report. A further 52 brands were reviewed in 2018 and again this year, for a total of 150 brands. There are 50 new brands included in the report this year, for a total of 200 brands. In 2020, we intend to expand the number of brands and retailers reviewed to 250. Just a quick note: we often use the term 'brands' as short hand for both brands and retailers.

* In general, the scores for brands that are part of a parent company apply to all of the subsidiaries in the parent company, not just the brands included in this report. There are some exceptions: for example, George at ASDA and Walmart; Kering Group and LVMH.

2% declined the opportunity to complete the questionnaire

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Fashion Transparency Index 2019  

A review of 200 of the biggest global fashion brands and retailers ranked according to how much they disclose about their social and environ...

Fashion Transparency Index 2019  

A review of 200 of the biggest global fashion brands and retailers ranked according to how much they disclose about their social and environ...