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 Social section of questions, which looks at how a brand is treating the people in its supply chain.
This metric is asking whether the brand offers any written guarantee that they will pay suppliers a set price per unit for product, even if exchange rates or commodity prices fluctuate on a global scale. The stability that a guaranteed price provides suppliers means that they can plan to cover their own costs consistently, which reduces the risk of worker exploitation.