Fashion Accountability
Report 2024

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It remains clear that the fashion industry is failing both people and the planet.

Taking an intersectional approach to the human rights, environmental, economic, and political issues embedded in fashion supply chains, Remake’s Fashion Accountability Report measures and informs progress where it matters. It provides a roadmap for all industry stakeholders to take action and advocate for a more equitable and resilient global apparel production system.

We've scored 52 of the
largest fashion companies.

How Remake’s Report is Different:

We score companies on progress, not promises
We evaluate companies holistically
We do not separate social from environmental impacts
We take no funding from the fashion industry

 We score companies on progress, not promises  

 We do not separate
social from
environmental impacts 

 We evaluate companies holistically 

 We take no funding from the fashion industry 

What people are saying about The Report:

Lynda-Grose

Remake’s 2024 Fashion Accountability Report provides a universal benchmark against which all companies are mapped. This makes for surprising insights and new directives. It’s time to partner with workers as we build the transition away from new product production and towards cycled textiles/fashion models of all kinds.

Lynda Grose
Founding Board Member, Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion and Professor, California College of the Arts
United States

Ammar-Belal

It is wonderful to witness the Remake Team publish a report that embodies the necessary nuance when approaching complex conversations around an ethical fashion system; that centers human rights within environmental justice.

Ammar Belal
Founder, ONE432; Professor, Columbia University and Parsons School of Design
United States

You’ve read The Report.
Now what?

Citizens

Continue to learn, share and act! Use your voice to push companies to do better! Participate in campaigns and vote for policies that protect worker communities, human rights and the environment. Consider each purchase a long term investment. 

Companies and Employees

Create change from within by utilizing our scoresheet and report to shape internal dialogue, public disclosures, responsible commercial practices, and strategies that center a worker-led transition to a more sustainable fashion industry.

Investors

Use this report to understand the intersectional risks across the supply chain that will negatively affect long-term operational resilience, reputational risk, and profits for companies and shareholders alike. Use your influence to move capital where it matters — large-scale climate mitigation, adaptation, and the facilitation of dignified labor conditions.

Policymakers

We urge lawmakers to use this report to design and inform worker-driven policy; and to build support for fashion-centric legislation and new business models. Ensure that policies deliver for garment workers and other disempowered communities in fashion supply chains already on the frontlines of the climate crisis, and that they include strong provisions for upchain liability within the industry.

Press

Cut past companies’ greenwashing efforts and drive dialogue with brands on what matters — living wages, commercial practices, fossil fuel phase-out, a just transition. We invite you to lean on this report for nuanced story ideas and to raise the bar on the way fashion sustainability is covered in the media.

FAQ

Remake scores brands’ and retailers’ corporate accountability efforts against our comprehensive, intersectional human rights and environmental impact criteria using information that is in the public domain. This data serves as the basis for our annual Fashion Accountability Report, a publication that is both an educational and advocacy tool to promote necessary systemic change at various leverage points throughout the fashion industry. 

Remake’s brand accountability scorecard moves beyond rewarding transparency for transparency’s sake and celebrating ambitious, but hollow goals and targets. It takes an intersectional approach to the social, environmental, economic, and political issues embedded in fashion supply chains. Based on extensive stakeholder consultation we have built metrics to measure progress toward 6 key areas:
– Traceability
– Wages and Wellbeing
– Commercial Practices
– Raw Materials
– Environmental Justice
– Governance

For more information, please see the Methodology section of this year’s report.

Remake has been evaluating fashion companies’ corporate accountability efforts since 2016. We revised and strengthened our criteria in 2021 in response to converging crises: the COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, and worsening unethical treatment of garment workers across the industry. Our metrics were developed in collaboration with environmental, human rights, commercial practices, materials and DE&I experts — including academics, researchers, labor leaders, and worker representatives.

This report serves as a roadmap for all who participate in fashion, from consumers and students to industry professionals, academics, and policymakers — so that we may all take action and advocate for a fairer, more regenerative global apparel production system, from wherever we sit in relation to the industry. Radical collaboration amongst all of fashion’s stakeholders is key to realizing systemic change through new business models, modes of thinking, and smart policy.

In 2023 Remake assessed 52 brands, all of which earn at least USD 100 million in annual revenue. This is because larger companies have both the greatest impacts on people and planet, and the most resources and influence to facilitate transformative change within the industry. Beyond size, companies were also selected based on their notoriety, be it because they’re household names, or because of their implication in particularly egregious industry issues and/or Remake’s own campaigns work. Others were especially important to include due to their relevance to and participation in the sustainable fashion conversation.

Every company included in this report received the opportunity to review its scoresheet ahead of publishing. In many cases, these companies were able to increase their final scores by putting additional information in the public domain.

24 companies in total engaged with us on their 2024 Remake Accountability Report scores, seven more than in 2022. Ten companies reached out directly for calls with our Advocacy team to discuss their individual sustainability roadmaps and reporting methods. Company engagement has steadily gone up year over year.

Remake’s Advocacy team first assesses companies against our accountability criteria using their most up-to-date reports and disclosures available for the reporting period. For our 2024 report, all data is up-to-date as of December 2023. Each company is then sent its scoresheet to review and offered a call with Remake’s team ahead of publishing. Final scores and score sheets are subsequently updated if a company publishes additional, relevant information in the public domain by the end of our reporting period.

Remake no longer scores small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) — those with an annual revenue of under $100MM — against our accountability criteria, as it has been designed primarily to hold large fashion companies accountable for their extensive impacts. That said, we encourage companies of all sizes to use our scoresheet and report together, as both a research tool and guide in the development of their own sustainability strategies and disclosures.

While Remake chooses which companies are included in the Fashion Accountability Report, we encourage brands and retailers of all sizes to download our accountability scoresheet using this form and utilize it internally, both as a conversation starter and roadmap for measuring and managing what matters as they broaden and deepen their sustainability efforts.

Remake’s accountability scoresheet is intended to serve as a roadmap and North Star for the industry at large. There is a temptation to boil scores down to a list of “good” and “bad” companies, but it is our hope that our report will be used more prominently as an educational and advocacy tool that shapes necessary and transformative progress, both within the industry and from the outside in. 

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Remake’s commitment to being an unbiased watchdog on human rights violations and climate injustices within the fashion industry means that we don’t take money from any fashion company.

Help us continue holding the fashion industry accountable by donating to Remake. With your support, our organization is able to scale wage recovery and climate justice campaigns, grow our change-making community, and build powerful collaborations across sectors. 

Together, we can create a more equitable and sustainable future.

Data in the Remake Fashion Accountability Report 2024 is based on information that was available in the public domain as of December 2023.