Follow the Leaders in Fashion and Fair Trade!

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Week 2 of 4 – Corporate Social Responsibility Leaders

Times are changing! Isn’t this exciting? Leaders in the fashion industry are beginning to make changes in the way they do business. These three brands are leaders in fashion and in Fair Trade as well.

Eileen Fisher(B+) Zara (A-) and Timberland(A-) have received a rating of at least a B+ by the Free2Work organization.

Apparel industry leaders are quickly adapting to the call of the consumer for ethical business practices and are making changes in the purchasing of cotton and labor practices. Here are how the companies are ranked for Fair Trade:

  • Code of Conduct & Written Policies: Evaluated by a brands code of conduct, its sourcing and subcontracting policies, and its involvement with other organizations working to combat child labor and forced labor.
  • Transparency and Traceability: How the brand understands its own supply chain and whether it discloses critical information to the public regarding child and forced labor.
  • Monitoring & Training: The adequacy of the brand’s monitoring program to address child and forced labor.
  • Worker Empowerment & Remediation: Assess the degree to which the band provides workers with core labor protections and rights such as freedom of association and living wage. Also how a brand is prepared to respond to reported abuses.

*Research relies on publicly available information and company sources of information.

This description was found on the Free2work.org app that is available for smartphones.

Download and do some fun smart and responsible shopping. Happy Friday!

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