Fashion Transparency Index 2019 ranks 200 brands: Adidas, Reebok and Patagonia top scoring but "shockingly" little information disclosed on purchasing practices
The results aren’t that surprising: the average score for all 200 brands and retailers is 21% out of 250 possible points, proving that there is still a lot of work to be done. However, we are seeing brands and retailers making moves towards greater transparency....The highest scoring brands this year are Adidas, Reebok and Patagonia, who each score 64% of the 250 possible points. No major brands score above 70%...The good news is that more brands and retailers are disclosing their suppliers than they were three years ago. 70 out of the 200 major fashion brands we reviewed are publishing a list of their first-tier manufacturers, where clothes are cut, sewn and finished. 38 brands are disclosing their processing facilities, where ginning and spinning, wet processing, embroidering, printing, dyeing and laundering typically takes place.10 brands are disclosing some of the facilities or farms supplying their fibres such as viscose, cotton and wool. This progress is encouraging, but there is still so much we don’t know about the people who make our clothes, from farm to retail.
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