Bestseller to make its supply chain transparent
Danish fashion retailer Bestseller has taken initiative towards making its supplier factory information available to the public. Bestseller strives for a sustainable development in the fashion industry by developing suppliers in a more sustainable direction and inspiring customers to make more conscious choices by offering more sustainable products.
“Bestseller will begin the process of making information about our supplier factories available in 2017,” said sustainability manager Katrine Milman. “We are already now sharing various supplier related information with the Bangladesh Accord and other external business partners, and we are now looking forward to getting further into the process of making more information publicly available down the road.”
“We continuously work to obtain transparency in our supply chain and make positive changes,” said Milman. “We expect the supplier factory information to be presented as a consolidated list of factory names that deliver to brands and sub-brands under the Bestseller A/S umbrella.”
Bestseller does not own any factories but cooperates with suppliers who are willing to meet the commitments of its code of conduct and chemical restrictions. Every year, Bestseller’s brands have approximately 250 million products manufactured at more than 800 factories in Europe and Asia. In each of our biggest production countries we have a number of colleagues dedicated to helping our suppliers improve the workplaces. (RR)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India