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The Apparel 100 research project compiles new and existing information on the top 100 Apparel companies' supply chain transparency and ESG data and shows gaps in disclosure indicating where relevant sustainability information is missing.

With a combined total market cap of over USD$ 1.22T in 2018, which is more than half of the global fashion industry, the largest 100 apparel companies have tremendous potential for negative and positive impacts. This potential creates a responsibility for the top 100 to share more information.

However, given the sector size and worldwide impact, we know relatively little.

The data compiled here aims to inform human rights advocates, policymakers, and investors about where important information is missing and can be improved. It can also help companies improve their policies and practices.

Download this data set and use it in your analysis (see the Export: csv / json links at the bottom of the page).

Click here to learn more about how to explore the data.

For more information on the project, go to https://showcase.wikirate.org/

Methodology

The WikiRate.org platform is designed to enable an open data ecosystem that connects information from across expert organizations and individuals.

The Apparel 100 research aggregates a broad set of data and indicators based on commonly used reporting standards like the Global Reporting Initiative and civil society research, like Fashion Revolution’s Fashion Transparency Index, that make their methodology and data open and transparent. 

The data is aggregated from research using public sources (corporate reporting and websites) and complemented through collaborations with research organizations, with methods including desk research, data scraping and API connections.

The quality of the data has been checked for 80% of the desk-researched data.

In addition, a subset of the top 100 apparel companies was contacted for data verification and updates, with 4 of the 29 contacted companies responding.

Click here for more information on the project’s contributors.