Brand Supplier Lists
You can view the brand supplier lists that MFO used to link Garment Worker Diaries participants to the brands for whom they produce clothes here.
Users of the Garment Worker Diaries data portal should be aware that there are two reasons why a brand might not appear on the data portal.
- Many brands that source from Bangladesh do not publish their supplier lists. This means that we cannot provide data on the workers who make clothes for those brands because there is no reliable way to connect the workers to the brands.
- There are also brands that simply do not source from Bangladesh and MFO was able to verify this because the brands published their supplier lists.
If there is a brand that you buy from or are concerned about that does not publish its supplier list, please contact them to let them know how important it is to be transparent about their suppliers. Fashion Revolution has a set of tools you can use to contact a brand directly (click here) and to connect with government officials who can put laws in place requiring brands to reveal who made the clothes they sell and that you wear (click here).
If you are a brand representative and you do not see your name on the list of brands publishing their supplier lists, please feel free to contact MFO directly (email@example.com), and we can put you on the list and add your supplier data to our brand/factory database.
A Word of Thanks
MFO was able to identify global brands that make their supplier factories public using Fashion Revolution’s Fashion Transparency Index Report, 2019. We were able to use the Open Apparel Registry to identify brands that source from Bangladesh. In cases where a brand had not uploaded its supplier list to the OAR database, we downloaded the brand’s list directly from their web site, using links in the Fashion Transparency Index report. We then identified those brands that source from Bangladesh. You can see the results of our efforts by clicking here.
Without the hard work done by the Fashion Revolution and OAR teams, MFO would not have been able to compile its consolidated table of brands and factories. All three organizations receive funding from C&A Foundation in the name of promoting supply-chain transparency.