High fashion brands including Chanel and Versace are among the worst labels when it comes to transparency about workers conditions and environmental impact in its supply chain, according to a new report by Fashion Revolution.

Brands were ranked on a point system that accessed how open they were about the supply chain, who was responsible for workers conditions, and how the brand responded to trade unions and gender issues.

Chanel, Versace, Dior, Marc Jacobs and Dolce & Gabbana were the lowest ranked brands, at less than 10 percent transparency, alongside Sports Direct and Urban Outfitters.

adidas, Reebok, Puma, and H&M received scores between 51 to 60 percent, making them the most transparent labels featured in the report. Levi's, Vans, The North Face, Timberland, and Zara followed closely behind at 41 to 50 percent transparency.

The Fashion Revolution was set up in response to the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013 when 1,138 garment workers died and more than 2,000 were injured after the Rana Plaza factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, collapsed. Major brands like Primark, Wallmart, and Inditex, Zara's parent company, had their clothes made at the site.

As Fashion Revolution explain, transparency is the first step toward change. Firstly, companies need to be aware who makes their clothes every step of the way so they can ensure that their supply chain isn't harming workers or the environment. Secondly, consumers should know exactly where and under what conditions their clothes were made, so we can make empowered decisions on where — or where not to — shop.

However, Zara's high ranking proves that transparency is just the first step towards becoming an ethical company, as the fast fashion retailer has been accused of using child and slave labor on multiple occasions.

Read the full report Fashion Revolution report below.

In other style news, Palace teases upcoming adidas Originals collab for SS18.


What To Read Next

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Get Some WOOD WOOD x Salomon on Your XT-Slate

  • rick owens knot down jacket

    This Rick Owens Jacket Is the Galaxy-Brain Scarf Alternative

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Amidst the 'Renaissance' Ticket Chaos, Beyoncé Lets Loose at a Pre-Grammys Party

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    The Château Royal Wants You to Know You're Sexy

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    These AJ1s Might Cost You a Month of Rent

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    All the Details: Tiffany & Nike's $400 Air Force 1

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.