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H&M: 1st major retailer to list suppliers for every garment in transparency bid

Author: Sonia Elks, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Published on: 3 May 2019

"Fashion giant H&M lists suppliers for all garments to tackle worker abuses", 24 April 2019

Fashion brand H&M has become the first major retailer to list individual supplier details for each garment on its website to increase transparency in an industry with high risks of slavery and labour abuses.

The... move was hailed by workers rights groups who said it was a step forward, but added that the data may not be particularly meaningful to shoppers without... "adding information for example about wages paid at suppliers and comparing that to the living wage benchmarks or their promises on living wages."...

Online shoppers can see where clothing was made, including the production country, supplier and factory names and addresses as well as the number of factory workers.

The brand's app can be used to access the same data for clothing in stores by scanning an item's label. Customers can also see information about the material used in clothing, although H&M does not list specific sourcing details for raw materials...

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