As Australians prepare to hit shopping centres across the nation to buy Christmas presents OXFAM Australia has released a naughty or nice list to guide people to purchase ethical gifts.
Since the shocking collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh in 2013, retail companies promised to improve their practises, update their code of conduct and sign pledges designed to protect workers.
OXFAM Australia’s website said there is no way of checking whether clothes are made under safe and fair conditions if companies don’t publish the location of their factories.
“It’s embarrassing to be on the Naughty List and companies know it. So be informed this Christmas and share this far and wide,” the OXFAM website said.
OXFAM Australia’s list:
- Just Jeans
* ASOS has taken significant steps towards transparency, with a commitment to publish its full top tier factory list in the near future. We look forward to welcoming them onto the ‘nice’ list soon!
* Inditex (Zara) publishes a list of their dyeing mills, but still does not publish their factory list showing where clothes are sewn.
- Big W
- Cotton On
- Forever New
To find out more visit www.oxfam.org.au.