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Jaclyn McCosker

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Australia's Top 15 Ethical Brands 2016

Australia's Top 15 Ethical Brands 2016

Australia's only 15 brands to guarantee a living wage for their employees and score a B grade or higher for their labour rights, as listed in order of their ranking from www.behindthebarcodeorg.au. I did the research so you don't have to!

A+

  • Audrey Blue - Fairtrade, organic women's clothing brand
  • Etiko - Fairtrade certified, organic, vegan basics, undies and shoes (male & female)
  • Jinta - Fairtrade sportswear made in India and Pakistan (male & female)
  • Pants To Poverty - Fairtrade, organic undies (male & female)

A-

  • H&M - Fast fashion with a comprehensive ethical policy on worker standards, sustainability and animal protection
  • Zara - Women's fashion, with no Australian website

B+

  • Country Road - High quality womens, mens, kids clothes and home decor
  • Cue - Ethical Clothing Australia accredited classic women's fashion
  • Mimco - Accessories from the same company as Country Road
  • Trenery - A less mainstream men's and women's fashion label with a strong ethical code
  • Veronika Maine - High-end women's wear
  • Witchery - More high-end women's wear with some proceeds going to cancer research and development in South Africa

B

  • Sportsgirl - Up to the minute fashion with the usual ethical guarantees plus a partnership with the Butterfly Foundation
  • Sussan - Mature, ethical women's fashion
  • Suzanne Grae - Mature women's fashion with a policy to fight gender violence

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