Specialty Fashion Group
Women's clothing retail
Australia's largest women's apparel retail group. The company currently has over 1000 stores across Australia and NZ. Acquired Rivers in Nov 2013, their first venture into unisex retail.
|Specialty Fashion Group Ltd||AUS||website|
|Specialty Fashion Group Ltd|
This company has signed the 'Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh', a program endorsed by Bangladeshi and international unions and labor rights organizations. The ground-breaking program includes independent safety inspections with public reports, mandatory factory building renovations, the obligation by brands and retailers to underwrite the cost of repairs, and a vital role for workers and their unions all in a legally-binding, enforceable agreement.
[Source 2014][More on Workers Rights]
B grade in the Baptist World Aid Australia's 'Ethical Fashion Report 2017', which grades companies, from A to F, on the strength of their systems to mitigate against the risks of forced labour, child labour, and exploitation in their supply chains. Assessment criteria fall into four main categories: policies, knowing suppliers, auditing and supplier relationships, and worker empowerment.
[Source 2017][More on Workers Rights]
Oxfam Australia's 2016 Naughty or Nice list ranks the biggest and most popular clothing brands on what they are actually doing to protect and support the women making our clothes, especially on whether brands are bold enough to bring the list of factories that make their clothes out of hiding. This company has been dubbed 'Nice', as they have published a full list of their supplier factories.
[Source 2016][More on Workers Rights]
This company has been criticised for offensive advertising. In 2016 the Advertising Standards Bureau upheld complaints about a City Chic store window video ad by this company on the grounds that it breached advertising codes. The ad was subsequently discontinued or modified.
[Source 2016][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
In Oct 2009, as a result of Burma Campaign Australia's 'Don't Deal with Burma' campaign, Specialty Fashion Group committed to stop sourcing products from Burma and dealing with companies that trade in Burma.
[Source 2009][More on Human Rights]
This company has CSR claims on its website in the areas of ethical trade, sourcing policies, product safety, packaging and supply chain transparency.
[Source 2016][More on Sustainability Reporting]
This company has signed the Make Fashion Traffik Free Protocol, an initiative of Stop the Traffik Australia. Fashion companies that sign the Protocol commit to fully tracing their supply chain and to work to ensuring better working conditions.
[Source 2016][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
This company is one of of a handful of major Australian fashion retailers to publish the names and addresses of their supplier factories.
[Source 2016][More on Governance]
|Company Structure||Public company|
|Revenue||$572.5 million in 2012|
|# Employees||4736 in 2012|
|Company Ranking||618 in top 2000 Australian companies|
|Subsidiaries||Rivers (Australia) Pty Ltd|
|Address||151-163 Wyndham St, Alexandria, NSW, 2015, Australia|
|Phone||02 8303 9800|
|Fax||02 9310 2255|
Products / BrandsSpecialty Fashion Group
Autograph Womens Fashion
City Chic Womens Fashion
Crossroads Womens Fashion
Katies Womens Fashion
Millers Womens Fashion
Rivers Menswear (casual)
Rivers Womens Shoes
Rivers Mens Shoes
Rivers Womens Fashion