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3. TRACEABILITY APPROACH

Are brands publishing lists of their suppliers and how detailed is this information?

Disclosing factories, processing facilities and raw material suppliers

This section focused on whether brands are publishing lists of their suppliers and what level of detail brands are disclosing about these suppliers.

We looked for supplier lists at three levels. First, are brands disclosing the factories where their clothes are made — e.g. the facilities that brands have a direct relationship with and typically do the cutting, sewing and final trims of products? Second, are brands disclosing processing facilities further down the supply chain — e.g. from ginning and spinning, through to sub-contractors, wet processing, embroidering, printing, finishing, dye-houses, laundries, and so on? And finally, are brands disclosing their suppliers of raw materials — e.g. primary substances such as fibres, hides, rubber, dyes, metals and so on?

For example, are brands sharing information such as: • The address of the facility • The types of products/services made in each supplier facility; • Approximate number of workers; • Gender breakdown of workers; • % of migrant or contract workers; • Date of last audit

We gave extra points if supplier lists are made available in a searchable format, cover more than 95% of their suppliers and have been updated within the past 12 months.

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Fashion Transparency Index 2017  

A review of 100 of the biggest global fashion brands and retailers ranked according to how much they disclose about their social and enviro...

Fashion Transparency Index 2017  

A review of 100 of the biggest global fashion brands and retailers ranked according to how much they disclose about their social and enviro...