23 May '11, 7pm

GoodGuide Ranks 190 Apparel Brands on Social, Environmental Impact

GoodGuide Ranks 190 Apparel Brands on Social, Environmental Impact

We all want the same thing: beautifully designed clothes from a company that treats its workers fairly and minimizes its impact on the environment. Yet only 10 percent of fashion brands include life-cycle assessment into their product design, according to a report from GoodGuide, a watchdog group that evaluated 182 apparel companies such as Levi Strauss , Nike , Timberland , Marc Jacobs , Givenchy , and Louis Vuitton based on environmental, social, and health performance. A mere 9 percent publicly disclose the names of their suppliers, and just two—Alta Gracia and American Apparel —have stated their commitment to paying a living wage, documented what counts as a living wage, and provided evidence that their workers are indeed making a living wage.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/goodguide-ranks-190-apparel-bran...

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