Formed in 1985 from the merger of Glassons (womenswear) and Hallenstein (menswear) and listed on the NZ Stock Exchange. They have 3 businesses - Glassons womens 'fast fashion', Hallenstein menswear and Storm low cost clothing. Also involved in the property ownership business. They have over 110 stores including 25 Glassons stores in Australia.
|Hallenstein Glasson Holdings Ltd||NZL||website|
|Hallenstein Glasson Holdings Ltd|
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 ALL areas of the COVID Fashion Commitments.
Source: Baptist World Aid Australia (2020)
This company has signed the Cotton Pledge with the Responsible Sourcing Network, signifying a public commitment to not knowingly source Turkmen cotton for the manufacturing of any of their products until the Government of Turkmenistan ends the practice of forced labor in its cotton sector. Each cotton season, Turkmen public sector workers are forced by the government to fulfill cotton picking quotas and private businesses are forced to contribute to the efforts financially or with labor. This places a huge burden on the health, education, and general well-being of Turkmen citizens.
Source: Responsible Sourcing Network (2021)
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 56/100.
Source: Baptist World Aid Australia (2022)
This company owns brands rated 'Not good enough' by Good On You, whose rating system considers the most important social and environmental issues facing the fashion industry to assess a brand's impact on people, the planet and animals.
Source: Good On You (2020)
This company signed the Uzbek 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. However the Pledge was lifted in March 2022 after the Uzbek Forum for Human Rights, who monitored the annual cotton harvest since 2010, found no state-imposed forced labor in the 2021 harvest.
Source: Cotton Campaign (2022)
This company has sustainability claims on its website in the areas of staff wellbeing, ethical and transparent supply chains, sustainable fabrics and products, sustainable stores and operations, climate change and community support.
Source: company website (2021)
|Revenue||208 million NZD (2014)|
|Subsidiaries||Glassons Australia Ltd
'Fast fashion' for women. Available online and at 25 stores in NSW, QLD and VIC.
|Address||L3, 235-237 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland, 1023, New Zealand|
Products / BrandsGlassons
Glassons Womens Fashion
Hallenstein Brothers Menswear (casual)