The 2018 Ethical Fashion Report is the fifth released by Baptist World Aid Australia.
For five years, the report has been tracking the systems that companies have in place to uphold the rights of workers. These rights include the right to a safe work place, a living wage, and the freedom from forced and child labour.
Since its first edition in 2013, the report has continued to grow in scope. This year, it grades the practices of 114 companies (from A–F), assessing the strength of those systems to mitigate the risk of child labour, forced labour, and exploitation. Excitingly, in addition to its traditional focus on labour rights, The 2018 report also includes preliminary data on the global fashion industry’s environmental performance. 77% of assessed companies actively engaged in the research process.