Dolce & Gabbana
Established in 1985. Owned by founders Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The Group designs, produces and distributes high-end clothing, leather goods, footwear and accessories under the Dolce&Gabbana and D&G brands. Through a series of licensing agreements, it also produces and distributes fragrances and eyewear for the Dolce&Gabbana and D&G brands and timepieces and jewels for the D&G brand.
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Sandblasting is a dangerous and deadly process which involves workers firing sand at jeans under high pressure. It has been known to kill workers within months as the inhalation of large amounts of silica dust generated during sandblasting causes silicosis, a potentially lethal pulmonary disease. Dolce & Gabbana continue to sell sandblasted denim clothing, even though a number of major brands, such as Levi's, Gucci and Versace have recently abolished sandblasted jeans in their collections and publicly supported a ban.
[Source 2011][More on Workers Rights]
The 2020 Fashion Transparency Index reviewed 250 of the world's largest fashion brands and retailers and ranked them according to how much they disclose about their social and environmental policies, practices and impacts. Brands owned by this company scored 3%, signifying it has little to no information about their supply chain practices or policies available to the public. The average score was 23% and the highest score was 73%.
[Source 2020][More on Sustainability Reporting]
Greenpeace launched their Detox Campaign in 2011 to expose the direct links between global clothing brands, their suppliers and toxic water pollution around the world. As a result, many companies have joined Greenpeace's Detox Program, which requires companies to adopt a credible, individual and public commitment to phase out the use and release of all toxic chemicals from their global supply chain and products, by 1 January 2020. This company is yet to make a commitment despite pressure from Greenpeace.
[Source 2016][More on Habitats]
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