It shows some key high street retailers rank better on the transparency index than luxury brands such as Prada and Chanel.

On our minds is the recent critique facing some of the world’s most prominent luxury fashion brands on the lack of transparency in their supply chains. With high street retailers caught in the transparency limelight for some time, it seems the turn has now come to luxury brands with Prada, Fendi, Hermes and Chanel pointed out as some of the most supply chain secretive in a study conducted by Fashion Revolution and Ethical Consumer. The report, which ranks clothing brands based on transparency, also states that 40% of companies investigated do not have any procedure in place to monitor their labour standards. Topping the transparency list was (perhaps surprisingly) key high street players Levi’s, Inditex and H&M, though Fashion Revolution stresses that high transparency does not necessarily mean good working conditions. Read more here.

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