In one of our older posts, we talked about big international brands that have had major sweatshop situations but now let’s talk about something that is much closer to home. What about the Australian brands?
We are looking closely at the Baptist World Aid report that ranks Australian brands from A to F based on their transparency and efforts to improve working conditions.
For the F list, here are Cut The Sweat’s most concerning brands that has been scored this way due to a lack of public information regarding their supply chain and manufacturing processes.
- Ally Fashion
- General Pants
- Hush Puppies
- Roger David
- Best and Less
We see these brands in a lot of our shopping malls, yet we have no idea if their clothes are ethically made and what their supply chains look like. We should really be asking ourselves why they are withholding such information and why have they not made any public efforts to promote transparency in their manufacturing process? Is it because they are guilty of sweatshop labour?
Our next list consists of brands that have some supply chain transparency, but remain guilty of abusing worker’s rights. These brands have scored D on the Baptist World Report.
- Charlie and Me
- Diana Ferrari
- Mink Pink
- Pumpkin Patch
Cut The Sweat believes in supply chain transparency as it is the first step to fairer working conditions. Think about the real price you are paying when you purchase from these brands. Ask yourself: are you paying for slavery?
It’s time to #CutTheSweat and think ethically.