Coalition Publications

Transparency Pledge 2-pager

January 2021

The Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Transparency Pledge: What it Requires & How to Sign

The Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Transparency Pledge (“Transparency Pledge”) is a common minimum standard for supply chain disclosure in the apparel and footwear industry. This two-pager lays out the Pledge’s requirements and provides information for companies about how to sign.

Fashion's Next Trend

December 2019

Fashion’s Next Trend: Accelerating Supply Chain Transparency in the Garment and Footwear Industry

The coalition’s second report takes stock of supply chain transparency as of late 2019. It provides an update on coalition outreach and details uptake of the Pledge by brands, retailers, and responsible business initiatives. Formal communication between the Pledge coalition and RBIs/Brands/ Retailers can be found in Annex III (online only).

Follow the Thread

April 2017

Follow the Thread: The Need for Supply Chain Transparency in the Garment and Footwear Industry

Follow the Thread explains the logic and the urgency behind the Pledge and describes the responses we received from the companies asked to sign the Pledge. Brand and retailers responses to Pledge outreach sent on company letterhead can be found in an  Annex.


Press releases

Surge in Garment Industry Transparency: Laws Needed to Ensure Companies Adopt Human Rights Practices

December 18, 2019
(Also available in French, German, Japanese & Spanish)

Amazon Takes Transparency Step: First Move Toward Adopting ‘Transparency Pledge,’ Supply Chain Justice

November 20, 2019

Labor and Human Rights Groups Urge Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives and Business Associations in the Apparel Sector to Adopt Transparency Requirements: Fair Labor Association Makes Significant Move to Require Affiliates to Disclose Supplier Lists

March 14, 2019

More Brands Should Reveal Where Their Clothes are Made. 17 Align with Transparency Pledge; Others Should Catch Up

April 20, 2017