Australian Fashion Report

The Australian Fashion Report is published through our Behind the Barcode project. The research published in the report will help you make ethical fashion choices.

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What is the Ethical Fashion Guide?


The Ethical Fashion Guide is a companion to the 2016 Australian Fashion Report. Use it to help you make everyday, ethical purchasing decisions. Take it with you when you shop and buy your clothes from the companies doing more to protect their workers. Vote with your wallet and encourage more companies to end exploitation in their supply chains.

The Report

2016 Australian
Fashion Report

This is the third edition of the Australia Fashion report. It grades 308 fashion brands on what they are doing to reduce the risk of exploitation and forced labour in their supply chains. Download it now to find out which of your favourite brands are doing the most to protect their workers.

How does it work?


The grades awarded by the Australian Fashion Report are a measure of the efforts undertaken by each company to mitigate the risks of forced labour, child labour and worker exploitation in their supply chains. Higher grades are given to companies with labour rights management systems that, if implemented well, should reduce the extent of worker exploitation.

Our research team assesses each company’s labour rights management system according to 40 specific criteria. These assessments consider three critical stages of the supply chain as a proxy for the entire supply chain: raw materials, inputs production and final manufacturing. To find out more about how we grade brands, read our FAQ section.

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End worker exploitation!

Your support means more companies will be held accountable for their actions to protect their workers. And more brands will be graded to help you make ethical purchasing choices.