Topshop, ASOS, Adidas and Ralph Lauren all scored really badly.
Fashion Revolution and Ethical Consumer partnered up to create a Fashion Transparency Index that ranks companies according to the level of transparency in their supply chain.
It includes 40 of the biggest global brands, including ASOS, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Topshop and Adidas. The index aims to remind people how little they know about where the things you buy came from. The research shows how much brands know about their supply chains, what kind of policies they have in place and how much information they share with the public about their practices.
The companies were divided into four categories: low rating (0-25 per cent), low-middle rating (26-50 per cent), high-middle rating (51-75 per cent) and top rating (76-100 per cent).
Chanel had the lowest score, with just ten per cent whereas Levi Strauss & Co were the most ethical and least transparent brand at 77 per cent. The average score was 42 per cent. Brands in the low rating such as Forever 21, Chanel, Michael Korsand Monsoon Accessorize have “little to no evidence that company has more than a Code of Conduct in place. The company is making little effort towards being transparent about their supply chain practices.”
Written by Daisy Bernard