Clothing & sportswear manufacturers & wholesalers
Acquired and integrated 8 Australian apparel and accessories companies since 2004, when the company was founded. Designs locally and imports primarily from China. Now operates 23 brands which are sold throughout Australia, New Zealand and South Africa in major retail chains and over 1,000 independent retailers.
|The PAS Group Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Coliseum Capital Partners LP
owns 46% of The PAS Group Pty Ltd
|The PAS Group Pty Ltd|
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]
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 list of 70% of their supplier factories. Also, one of their brands has signed the Bangladesh Accord and another is accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia.
[Source 2016][More on Workers Rights]
Oxfam Australia's 2016 Transparency Scorecard investigates 12 of Australia's major fashion retailers and reveals which ones have published the names and locations of their factories. This company has not published any of their overseas suppliers' names or addresses.
[Source 2016][More on Governance]
All brands except one (Jets) owned by this company received a C+ grade in the Baptist World Aid Australia's Behind the Barcode 'Australian Fashion Report 2016', which grades companies on their efforts to mitigate the risks of forced labour, child labour and worker exploitation throughout their supply chains. Assessment criteria fall into four main categories: policies, knowing suppliers, auditing and supplier relationships, and worker empowerment.
[Source 2016][More on Workers Rights]
This article called "5 Things You Didn't Know About PAS Group" reveals the extent of their holdings, including over 20 fashion brands plus Designworks, who make apparel under license and for Big W and Target private label brands.
|Company Structure||Public company|
|# Employees||1,400 in 2014|
|Subsidiaries||Jets Swimwear Pty Ltd
Designworks Pty Ltd
|Address||17 Hardner Rd, Mt Waverley, VIC, 3149, Australia|
|Phone||03 9902 5555|
|Fax||03 9902 5500|
Products / BrandsPAS Group
Black Pepper Womens Fashion
Breakaway Menswear (casual)
Equus Womens Fashion
Marco Polo Womens Fashion
Metalicus Womens Fashion
Review Womens Fashion
Yarra Trail Womens Fashion
Yvonne Black Womens Fashion
Jets some garments accredited with Ethical Clothing Australia
Chino Kids Childrenswear
Dunlop Sports Shoes
Fred Bare Childrenswear
KT26 Sports Shoes
Mooks Youth Fashion
Republic Menswear (casual)
PAS Group acquires Jets
1st Dec 2015 — Australian swimwear label Jets has been snapped up by retail juggernaut The PAS Group.
The acquisition was reportedly funded by PAS's existing cash and a margin of its undrawn debt facility and is expected to be immediately earnings accretive.
PAS targeted the swim and activewear label due to its high margin business which records an EBIDTA to sales ratio in excess of 15% this year.
PAS CEO Eric Morris believes the acquisition will push the Jets brand further into the global market.
'Jets is a strong brand in Australia with a highly developed design, production and distribution infrastructure.
'It also enhances our presence in the rapidly growing activewear market and provides a platform for significant future growth.
'In Australia, there are opportunities to increase its retail footprint and expand its online presence.
The PAS Group currently owns and operates major Australian fashion retailers including Review and Metalicus [source]