April 27, 2018

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Fashion Revolution Week, organised by non-profit organisation Fashion Revolution, is focusing in on the transparency of fashion brands once more. The organisation was founded in the wake of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, which claimed the lives of over 1,100 textile workers based in the factories within the building. This week marked the fifth anniversary of the tragedy and saw Fashion Revolution publish its 2018 Transparency Index, which rates the transparency efforts of 150 fashion brands. The report summarises that although many brands are being more transparent about their operations than last year, the fashion industry as a whole still has a long way to go.

The report assesses brands on five areas: Policy and Commitments, Governance, Traceability, Know, Show & Fix, and Spotlight issues. Brands could earn a total of 250 points and the final scores are translated to percentages. This year, Reebok and Adidas achieved the highest ranking, with both brands scoring 58% in the Transparency Index. The average score was 21%, which is a 5% improvement compared to last year. There are still some brands that the Index deemed to be providing no transparency; Twelve brands scored 0%, including Dior, s.Oliver, Barney’s New York, Desigual, Longchamp and Max Mara.

Fashion Revolution is a non-profit organisation focused on increasing transparency in the fashion industry and to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and consumed. Fashion Revolution was established in 2015 and the 2018 publication is the third edition of the Fashion Transparency Index.

Fashion Transparency Index 2018: https://www.fashionrevolution.org/about/transparency/

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