APG & Co
Owned by the Marshall and Michael families, APG & Co (formerly Apparel Group) was established in the early 1950's. Bought Sportscraft in 2000, Saba in 2005, Willow in 2011, Jag in 2013, and took over supply chain management of Bettina Liano in 2012. Clothing manufactured in China.
|APG & Co Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
|APG & Co Pty Ltd|
A- 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]
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 2015][More on Workers Rights]
This company has signed the Cotton Pledge with the Responsible Sourcing Network, signifying a public commitment to not use Uzbekistani cotton. (Uzbekistan is the world's fifth largest exporter of cotton and has for decades been criticised for using the forced labour of its schoolchildren to harvest that cotton by hand under appalling conditions. This practice is organised and controlled by the central government).
[Source 2016][More on Human Rights]
In June 2016 this company paid penalties totalling $21,600 after being issued with two infringement notices by the ACCC following an investigation into the recognition of consumer guarantee rights in the clothing retail industry. The ACCC issued the infringement notices because it had reasonable grounds to believe that Sportcraft had made false or misleading representations about consumer guarantees to its customers, in breach of the Australian Consumer Law.
[Source 2016][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
|Company Structure||Private company|
|Revenue||$77 million in 2009|
|Address||830 Elizabeth St, Waterloo, NSW, 2017, Australia|
|Phone||02 8306 3700|
|Fax||02 8306 3960|
Products / BrandsAPG & Co
Bettina Liano Womens Fashion
Jag Womens Fashion
Jag Menswear (casual)
Saba Womens Fashion
Saba Menswear (casual)
Sportscraft Womens Fashion
Sportscraft Menswear (casual)
T by Bettina Liano Youth Fashion