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The World Ethical Fashion Report – Buy Better for Everyone

If you care about sustaining people and our planet, the annual 'Ethical Fashion Report' offers guidance on how to consume wisely.

By 96five Contributors Wednesday 20 Oct 2021Social JusticeReading Time: 1 minute

By Ben McEachen

The Ethical Fashion Report 2021 is here to inform us about how companies are going with caring for people and the planet over profits.

Released annually by Baptist World Aid, the report assesses about 100 companies representing 400 brands.  Click here to read this year’s report.

Companies are judged across a broad range of categories, from supply chains to liveable wages and action on modern slavery. A grading between A and F is awarded for their ethical efforts and actions.

Australian companies such as Myer and RM Williams scored D ratings. The company behind surf brands Quiksilver and Billabong scored F.

At the other end, Australian designer Outland Denim was one of four companies which scored an A+ rating.

With Baptist World Aid estimating that 50 million people work in the fashion industry around the world, keeping companies accountable is a big deal.

Chantelle Mayo is Project Manager Advocacy at Baptist World Aid. She spoke with Hope Afternoons about the report’s key findings, her own personal purchasing story, and how we all can take small steps to buy better.

Listen to the full interview with Baptist World Aid’s Chantelle Mayo in the player above.

Feature image: baptistworldaid.org.au