Fashion clothing and accessories retailer
Emerged late 2006 in Melbourne as a start up retailer and now operates 111 stores across 7 countries.
|Forever New Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
|Forever New Pty Ltd|
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 2018][More on Human Rights]
This company has signed the Cotton Pledge with the Responsible Sourcing Network, signifying a public commitment to not knowingly source Uzbek cotton for the manufacturing of any of their products until the Government of Uzbekistan ends the practice of forced labor in its cotton sector. The Uzbek government uses local government officials, hospital directors, and school presidents to mobilize workers; and detains and tortures human rights defenders seeking to monitor the harvests.
[Source 2019][More on Human Rights]
B- grade in the Baptist World Aid Australia's 'Ethical Fashion Report 2018', 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 2018][More on Workers Rights]
This 2012 report by the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights reveals how women sewing garments for this company at the Northern Fashion factory in Bangladesh are cheated of their maternity benefits, beaten, forced to work 14 to 16 hours a day for just 21 cents an hour, while being trapped in miserable and rat infested slums. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
[Source 2012][More on Workers Rights]
This company has signed the Make Fashion Traffik Free Protocol, an initiative of Stop the Traffik Australia. Fashion companies that sign the Protocol commit to fully tracing their supply chain and to work to ensuring better working conditions.
[Source 2016][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
This company has a number of community & environment claims on its website, mainly in the areas of charitable donations, supply chain and environmentally sustainable business practices.
[Source 2014][More on Sustainability Reporting]
Oxfam Australia's Company Tracker compares the big clothing brands on their efforts to pay a living wage to the women working in their factories. This company has released the names and addresses of at least 70% of their supplier factories, but has taken no action towards paying a living wage, and does not have a satisfactory grievance mechanism in place for workers to report violations of their rights.
[Source 2019][More on Workers Rights]
|Company Structure||Private Company|
|Address||714-716 High St, Kew East, VIC, 3102, Australia|
|Phone||03 9859 9111|
Products / BrandsForever New
Forever New Womens Fashion