Project JUST was created to transform the fashion industry into a transparent, accountable and sustainable system that celebrates the stories, the people and the resources behind the clothing.
To do so, they developed a robust methodology for researching brands and their sustainability practices for their searchable brand directory. The directory provides comparable research on brands to empower shoppers to make more informed and ethical purchasing decisions and to put pressure on brands to improve their practices.
While Project JUST dissolved in 2018, the research methodology can be continued through data contributions on WikiRate.
This metric falls within the Business Model category of questions, focusing on the size of the business and its operations; how many employees, annual revenue, the type of business model, and so on.
Researchers will need to comb through all the information about a brand that is publicly available, either self-reported OR third-party reported information for the Project JUST category: Size and Business Model.
In researching this question, we suggest familiarizing yourself with the brand’s reporting by visiting the brand’s website, looking to see if they have released a Corporate Responsibility Report, or any information on their CSR or sustainability policies. Keyword search “product” and “garment” in key reports.
Some companies report this information clearly, see this Benetton example. If you are unable to find the number reported, click “Unknown” for the correct year you are researching, and submit.
How to Research an Answer
Follow these steps or watch this video demonstrating how to research and add answers:
Select the company, metric and year
Look for the answer to the metric's question in a suggested source or add a new source
Cite the source
Enter the answer and supporting comments
Watch the project tutorial on editing an answer.
Watch the project tutorial on editing the value "year".
Watch the video tutorial on adding a URL as a source.
Watch the video tutorial on adding a PDF file as a source.
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