The Human Thread

July 07, 2016

Author: editor


Brand scorecards: The Truth Behind the Barcode

While we consider these scorecards to be important, each brings a different set of lenses to the question of ethical sourcing, not unlike Olympic judges evaluating a gymnast’s performance. Unfortunately, the brands, by and large, underperform on almost every scorecard. The choices, often, are among the lesser of two evils, as readers will see.

The Truth Behind the Barcode: Apparel Industry Trends” ranks 300 apparel brands on their efforts to address child and forced labor in their supply chains. It provides a picture of the practices of industry leaders, and calls out brands that fuel modern slavery through their negligence.