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How ethical are New Zealand clothing brands?

The Ethical Fashion Report was commissioned by Baptist World Aid Australia who partnered with international NGO, Tearfund, includes 12 New Zealand brands.

New Zealand’s top performers, Kowtow and Liminal Apparel, scored A’s, while Farmer’s refusal to engage with the report and lack of publicly available information landed it an F.

Glassons has continued to improve to a B- from a C+ last year and a D- in 2015.

In the past year the number of companies publishing full supplier lists has risen to 26 per cent, compared to 16 per cent last year. 

Karen Walker was the most improved New Zealand brand, raising last year’s score of a C to a B+ this year.

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