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We ask brands and retailers to take immediate, concrete steps to: P  ublicly disclose your manufacturers and suppliers, provide lists which are downloadable and in accessible formats that your stakeholders can use;

We hope the Fashion Transparency Index influences brands and retailers to publish more information about their policies, practices and progress on human rights and sustainability. It has been encouraging to see many leading brands and retailers become considerably more transparent since we first started doing this research back in 2016. However, you can and should do more! You have the power, resources and moral imperative to ensure that every single person working to make your products is paid fairly, treated with dignity and working in safe conditions. In the face of our accelerating climate catastrophe, you have a huge responsibility to move faster on reducing the consumption of earth’s finite resources and creating business models that are regenerative instead of destructive and linear.

By being more transparent about your policies, practices and impacts, your customers and stakeholders can come along with you on that journey, celebrating and supporting where you get it right and scrutinising the areas where you could be doing even better. Finally, we hope that participating in the Fashion Transparency Index has been a useful exercise, helping you to understand where you are leading and lagging on transparency compared to your industry peers.

Publish  more easy-to-understand information about your social and environmental practices as well as the outcomes and impacts of your efforts across the entire supply chain;  Publish direct contact details (email address or phone number) for your sustainability or compliance teams, so that your customers and stakeholders can easily get in touch with questions and concerns; Share  more information about your purchasing practices and the steps you are taking to be a responsible business partner to your suppliers; Disclose more environmental data about the amount of carbon emissions, water consumption, pollution and waste created throughout the length of your value chain, and what you’re doing to reduce your footprint; Answer your customers’ #WhoMadeMyClothes requests on social media or via email with practical information and data, not just your policies and principles.

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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...