POSITIVE FASHION: Ethical Trading

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BFC Positive Fashion Committee
Ethical trading has become a key business function for many brands and retailers since the late 1990s. Whether it is called “social compliance”, “responsible sourcing”, “ethical sourcing” or “social responsibility” knowing exactly where every product is made, that the working conditions are safe and fair and the treatment of workers are in line with international standards has become everyday procedure for many brands and retailers in order to take greater responsibility and to be more transparent about how and where they source their product so that customers can buy fashion companies’ clothing with confidence. Ethical trading is a growing area with investigations into the supply chain involving wider issues such as human rights, economic empowerment and social development.

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