Ethical Fashion Guide

The Ethical 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 2019 Ethical 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 full report considers the sector-wide narrative in more detail, lists the graded brands alongside their parent companies, and explains our research methodology. Read it here.

2019 Ethical Fashion Guide
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Be vocal on your social networks – speak up for ethical fashion! Use our Grade Sharer to tell brands what you think of their efforts to protect their workers and reduce their environmental impact. Be part of the change you want to see in the global fashion industry… make some noise and share a grade today!

How does it work?

The grades awarded by the Ethical 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, as well as protect the environment from the harmful impacts of the fashion industry. Higher grades are given to companies with ethical sourcing systems that, if implemented well, should reduce the extent of worker exploitation and environmental harm.

Our research team assesses each company’s ethical sourcing system according to 44 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 stage manufacturing. To find out more about how we grade brands, read our FAQ section.

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Did you know that your 2019 Ethical Fashion Guide is also available on the Baptist World Aid's End Poverty mobile app?

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