The Group's principal activity is retailing and wholesaling branded fashion clothing and accessories for men and women. The Group operates under brands, French Connection, Scorah Pattullo, Nicole Farhi, TOAST, Great Plains and YMC. Products range from underwear to outerwear, casual wear to suits, denim, accessories and kidswear. The Group operates in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Continental Europe, the United States of America, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Australia, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and Mexico.
|French Connection Group plc||UK||website|
|French Connection Group plc|
Rank a Brand searches the websites of brands for the answers to carefully targeted questions. From this they calculate sustainability scores based on the themes of environment, climate, labor issues, and transparency. Brands owned by this company received an 'E', the lowest possible score.
[Source 2017][More on Sustainability Reporting]
Brands owned by this company are on RankaBrand's Greenwashing Alert list. These are companies that report in some way on sustainability, but the information they provide is either of marginal or no relevance and is not explicit about sustainability performance.
[Source 2014][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
Maid in India', a 2012 report by two Dutch NGOs (SOMO and ICN) revealed how workers in the South Indian garment and textile industry continue to suffer exploitative working conditions while making garments for Western brands. While some recent improvements have been made, thousands of girls work under recruitment and employment schemes that amount to bonded labour. This company was shown to be sourcing from one or more of the four garment manufacturers investigated, and failed to respond to a review request. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
[Source 2012][More on Workers Rights]
This 2011 report by the Clean Clothes Campaign grades companies on their efforts to ensure workers in its supply chain receive a living wage. It states "French Connection has more or less given the same submission as 2009. It shows no inclination or understanding of the need to work towards living wages in its supply chain." [Listed under Information due to age of report]
[Source 2011][More on Workers Rights]
This company has taken angora items off the shelves and promised not to use angora again, following a PETA campaign launched in Dec 2013 which revealed the cruelty inflicted on angora rabbits in Chinese factory farms, where 90% of the world's angora is produced.
[Source 2018][More on Animal Rights]
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
[Source 2017][More on Human Rights]
|Company Structure||Public Company|
|Revenue||US$360 million in 2009|
|# Employees||3,247 in 2009 in World|
|Address||London, United Kingdom|