New Zealand-owned fashion brands score above the international average when it comes to addressing worker exploitation in their supply chains, according to a new ethical fashion report.
Tearfund’s Ethical Fashion Guide Aotearoa New Zealand, released today, grades 242 brands available in New Zealand from A to F on the levels of visibility and transparency across their supply chain with regards to worker rights, policies and practices.
Key findings include:
- 12 New Zealand companies scored a median grade of B-. The international average is C+.
- Kowtow and Liminal Apparel were the top New Zealand performers, both scoring A’s.
- Farmers ranked lowest with an F as they didn’t engage with the report and had no publicly available information on their supply chain.
- Karen Walker was most improved, scoring a B+ up from a C last year.