Every year since 2015 the Fashion Transparency Index is published by FashionRevolution.org. This year 250 of the world’s largest fashion brands and retailers are ranked according to how much they disclose about their social and environmental policies, practices and impacts.
The Index is a tool to trigger and push major brands to be more transparent, and encourage them to disclose more information about their policies, practices and supply chain.
The main topics that are investigated are child labour, employee wages and benefits, worker health and safety, codes of conduct and the Restricted Substances List (RSL).
As can be seen from the topics below on child labour and worker health and safety there is a relatively high level of transparency. There is a relatively high transparency on employee wages and benefits. The areas where improvement is needed is the Restricted Substances List (RSL) and Codes of Conduct.
The objective of getting more transparency is not about who does best, but it is about who discloses the most information. A transparent brand does not means that it is sustainable or ethical. The pursuit of endless growth is in itself unsustainable. But by having transparency it is possible to know what the main problems are for vulnerable people and the environment involved in and affected by the supply chain.
If you want to contribute to this good cause, it is possible to donate by clicking here.
Source: The Fashion Revolution