We are continually growing in how we measure this impact. Here are a couple of ways:
Made In a Free World - This is a third-party group that helps us to measure the potential for child labor in our supply chain, as well as other similar challenges that face companies in developing countries.
B Corporation - This idea is a new standard for companies that wish to be measured by the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. This kind of status for businesses was recently made legal in Tennessee in January of 2016. We are pleased to B Corporations in, TN. You will soon be able to access reports about FASHIONABLE from B-Labs, who measure B-Corps and create report cards for the public to view.
Where We Are Headed Next - Accountability is our highest priority, and in working with manufacturers, it is a tough nut to crack. Fall 2017, we will be launching a program that we believe will be the highest level of accountability achievable related to labor and environmental practices If you want to be notified of the launch of ACCOUNTABLE, sign up.
Places to learn more about working to solve poverty:
To View: - Poverty, INC – a film highlighting the impact of charity versus trade
The True Cost – a film demonstrating the devastating impact of the fashion industry on both the garment workers, and the environment.
To Read: - Creating a World Without Poverty – about social businesses and the future of capitalism by Muhammad Yunus
World Bank Address, Ending Extreme Poverty by Jim Yong Kim
Fall 2017, we will be launching a program that we believe will be the highest level of accountability achievable related to labor and environmental practices