Australian trend brands have been named and shamed on an annual Christmas naughty or nice list.
Oxfam has launched its annual rating, with a mission to have all abroad manufacturing facility staff paid a residing wage.
Topping out the nice list had been clothes brands Dangerfield, Gorman and H&M.
This was adopted by retailers like Best & Less, Kmart, Target, Cotton On and Rivers.
Bonds, City Chic, Country Road, David Jones, Forever New, Katies, Millers and Noni B had been additionally on the nice list.
Only simply dodging the naughtiest title had been Jeans West and Zara.
“We ask brands to assure shoppers that when they buy their products they know that the women who made their clothes have been paid appropriately,” Oxfam CEO Lyn Morgain mentioned.
Companies who refuse to declare the place they manufacture their garments are on the backside of the list.
The Just Group’s Jay Jays, Just Jeans and Peter Alexander had been on the naughty list in addition to Myer and Lorna Jane.
“When brands persist in failing to make these commitments you have to ask yourself how it is that so many brands can do this,” Ms Morgain mentioned.
Lorna Jane boasts its model empowers girls whereas being responsibly produced.
In a promotion, the activewear firm has acknowledged “as designers and producers of fashion we take our responsibility seriously”.
But Lorna Jane has been condemned, with severe questions over circumstances for the ladies who make the garments in factories abroad.
“There have been multiple opportunities over several years to make the sort of commitments that demonstrably other brands have no trouble making,” Ms Morgain mentioned.
In a press release, a Lorna Jane spokesperson mentioned the corporate is “focused on continuous improvement and investment in our ethical sourcing program”.
“We take a very serious view towards our social accountabilities, ethical sourcing and our responsibilities under the Australian Government’s Modern Slavery Act 2018,” the spokesperson mentioned.
“We are focused on continuous improvement and investment in our ethical sourcing program.
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“This features a dedication to a residing wage for all concerned within the manufacture of our merchandise.”
“We require all our suppliers and factories to adjust to international manufacturing requirements set by the impartial, non-profits WRAP — Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production and BSCI — Business Social Compliance Initiative and our inner Code of Conduct.
“We have also adopted a Modern Slavery Statement as part of our compliance with the Australian Government regulations.
“This is our major reporting technique, therefore our absence from the Oxfam assessment.”