Owned by Peter Lew, son of Australian retail magnate, Solomon Lew. Operates Seed Heritage, French Connection, Allkinds and Commonry stores in Australia. Acquired stationery retailer Kikki.K in 2021.
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| Lew Group
owns 100% of BrandBank Group 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.
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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 21/100.
Source: Baptist World Aid Australia (2022)
This company has sustainability claims on its website in areas that include ethical sourcing and manufacturing, packaging, community support, and reducing environmental impact.
Source: company website (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)
|Subsidiaries||FC Australia Pty Ltd
Steambrook Pty Ltd
Founded in Melbourne in 2000. Owned by the Lew family.
|Address||Melbourne, VIC, Australia|
Products / BrandsBrandBank
Commonry Womens Plus Size
French Connection Womens Fashion
French Connection Menswear (casual)
Kikki.K Stationery Stores
Seed Womens Fashion