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Fashion Revolution - Transparency Index

Fashion Revolution works to radically change the way clothes are sourced, produced and consumed to build a fashion industry that conserves and restores the environment and values people over growth and profit. It works to create cultural, industry, and governmental change and promotes greater transparency as a key enabling factor. Fashion Revolution publishes an annual Fashion Transparency Index.

The Fashion Transparency Index 2020 reviews and ranks 250 of the biggest global fashion and apparel brands and retailers according to how much information they disclose about their suppliers, supply chain policies and practices, and social and environmental impact. It ranks fashion brands’ based on their level of public disclosure of their social and environmental policies and practices. It is a participatory process, but brands are reviewed and ranked regardless of whether they choose to participate or not.

Fashion Revolution does not rate the brands sustainability credentials or validate their disclosure. They research and reviewed the level of information a brand discloses publicly about their social and environmental policies and practices as this disclosure can information their stakeholders and allow them to better hold them to account. The more information disclosed the more this process is enabled.

The Fashion Transparency Index 2020 methodology and research data are available via the report and the data behind the report is now available on the wikirate platform. 

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# and type of entity250Brands, Retailers
# of metrics disclosed5
# of data points gathered per entity220
Year of first public disclosure2016
Data collection methodSecondary desk research
Data verification methodDesk-Based 3rd Party Verification (entity-submitted docs, public sources)
Themes evaluatedTransparency
Vehicle for disclosureSearchable database, PDF
Cost to accessFree
Intended users of the DisclosureBrands and retailers, Unions, Governments, Consumers, Investors, NGOs and civil society