Shoes & Sox
Childrens footwear retailer
This previously family-owned and managed company was acquired by Brand Collective in 2015. Operates 24 stores across Australia.
|Shoes & Sox Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Brand Collective Pty Ltd
owns 100% of Shoes & Sox Pty Ltd
| LK Group
owns 100% of Brand Collective Pty Ltd
|Shoes & Sox Pty Ltd|
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|Brand Collective Pty Ltd|
D grade in Baptist World Aid Australia's '2021 Ethical Fashion Report', which grades companies, from A to F, on the strength of their systems 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.
Source: Baptist World Aid Australia (2021)
This company has been criticised for offensive advertising. In 2016 the Advertising Standards Bureau upheld complaints about a internet ad by this company on the grounds that it breached advertising codes. The ad was subsequently discontinued or modified.
Source: Advertising Standards Bureau (2016)
This company has policy statements on its website regarding ethical sourcing and production.
Source: company website (2019)
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 evidence of actions that cover SOME areas of the COVID Fashion Commitments.
Source: Baptist World Aid Australia (2020)
According to data released by the Australian Tax Office in Dec 2018, this company was one of 2,159 local and foreign-based companies that paid no tax in Australia in 2016-17. Please note however that companies pay income tax on profits, not revenue (total income). While some companies use tax havens and loopholes to avoid paying their fair share of tax in Australia, other companies that paid no tax have perfectly legitimate reasons.
Source: ATO (2018)
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|Address||Unit 6, 21 Mars Rd, Lane Cove, NSW, 2066, Australia|
|Phone||02 9427 2607|