Voyager Distributing Co
One of Australia's largest clothing importers and distributors. Part of Solomon Lew's web of companies.
|Voyager Distributing Company Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Lew Group
owns 100% of Voyager Distributing Company Pty Ltd
The Lew family, headed by rag trade tycoon Solomon Lew, owns a swag of Australian clothing retail companies. While Solomon owns Voyager Distributing Co and 42% of Just Group, his three children each control parts of the Lew empire. Peter Lew manages Australian Retail Investments and the Australian licenses for Zara and FCUK, Steven Lew manages Playcorp and Global Retail Brands, while Jacqueline Lew manages Nine West.
|Voyager Distributing Company Pty Ltd|
Baptist World Aid Australia's '2022 Ethical Fashion Report' assessed 120 companies on their efforts to mitigate against the risks of forced labour, child labour and worker exploitation in their supply chains, as well as protect the environment from the harmful impacts of the fashion industry. Assessment criteria fall into five main categories: policy & governance, tracing & risk, auditing and supplier relationships, worker empowerment and environmental sustainability. This company received a score of 4/100.
Source: Baptist World Aid Australia (2022)
In 2020 Baptist World Aid Australia released The COVID Fashion Report, a special edition of their Ethical Fashion Report. The report is framed around six COVID Fashion Commitments that ask companies to demonstrate the steps and measures they are taking to protect and support the most vulnerable workers in their supply chains. This company showed no evidence of actions that it covered any of the COVID Fashion Commitments.
Source: Baptist World Aid Australia (2020)
Human Rights Law Centre's 2021 report, "Paper Promises? Evaluating the early impact of Australia's Modern Slavery Act", examines statements submitted to the Government's Modern Slavery Register by 102 companies sourcing from four sectors with known risks of modern slavery: garments from China, rubber gloves from Malaysia, seafood from Thailand and fresh produce from Australia. Modern slavery statements are analysed to see if they comply with the mandatory reporting requirements, identify or disclose obvious modern slavery risks, and demonstrate effective actions to address risks. This company's modern slavery disclosure statement received a rating in the 21-30% range. The average score was 37% and the highest score was 83%.
Source: Human Rights Law Centre (2021)
Wikipedia profile on Lew Group head, Solomon Lew. Includes details of controversial business deals, including the Yannon transaction and the Etiket transaction.
Source: Wikipedia (2014)
Solomon Lew, owner of Premier Investments, struck a deal with Mornington Shire Council in June 2012 to remove a pool he had built on Crown Land without permission and remediate the land in exchange for negligence charges being dropped. Lew is to pay Council's legal fees of $150,000 and a fine of $50,000.
Source: The Age (2012)
|Revenue||143 million AUD (2009)|
|Subsidiaries||Anthea Crawford (Australia) Pty Ltd (50% owned)
Estimated 95% made in Australia, 5% made in Asia. Part owned by Solomon Lew's Voyager Distributing Company.
Simon De Winter Group Pty Ltd (50% owned)
100% Australian designed and owned. Half owned by Solomon Lew's Voyager Distributing Company. Holds the licence for Hanes underwear in Australia.
|Address||143-167 Cardigan St, Carlton, VIC, 3053, Australia|
|Phone||03 9347 8888|
Products / BrandsVoyager Distributing Co
Jump Womens Fashion
Kachel Womens Fashion
Ping Pong Womens Fashion
Anthea Crawford (50% owned)
Anthea Crawford some garments accredited with Ethical Clothing Australia
Simon De Winter (50% owned)
Darn Tough Underwear/Socks/Sleepwear
Darn Tough Underwear & Socks
Fine Lines Intimate Apparel
Kayser Intimate Apparel
Simon de Winter Underwear/Socks/Sleepwear