What is the fti?
The report ranked 150 major fast fashion brands in the following areas based on the information which they publicly disclose:
Points were awarded based on the extent to which each brand fulfilled the standards listed above and scores were assigned as percent of points earned out of the total possible.
Top Scoring Brands: 51-60%
Honorable Mentions: 41-50%
Selected Scores Of Other Popular Brands
wHAT WOULD IT TAKE TO SCORE 100%?
To score a 100% a brand would need to disclose all information listed in the 51-60% descriptor, include material sourcing information down to the raw materials, and disclose the number of workers in their supply chain covered by collective bargaining or democratic trade unions. These brands would factor their environmental and social impacts into their business model. Lastly, detailed information regarding spotlight issues including the gender wage gap and how women's issues are being addressed in the supply chain would be disclosed.
What do I do with this information?
Know that the top scoring brands are those that are accountable for their environmental and social impacts and have policies in place to protect their workers and our planet. Remember, you vote with your dollar! When you make a purchase, consider that you are supporting the brand’s business practices.
Learn more by reading the study in its entirety linked here.
All information in this post is attributed to Fashion Revolution.
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