Clothing & footwear
This former division of Pacific Brands was owned by Anchorage Capital Partners from 2014 until 2021, when Larry Kestelman's LK Group acquired it. Larry Kestelman also owns the National Basketball League. Merged with PAS Group in 2022, bringing together 26 fashion and footwear brands and 15 character licences sold in over 300 retail locations, making it the third-largest fashion retailer in Australia.
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| LK Group
owns 100% of Brand Collective Pty Ltd
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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 22/100 for its footwear brands and 12/100 for its apparel brands.
Source: Baptist World Aid Australia (2022)
This company has been criticised for offensive advertising. Between 2010 and 2018 the Advertising Standards Bureau upheld complaints about eight ads by this company on the grounds that they breached advertising codes. The ads were 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)
This company is a member of the Leather Working Group, a multi-stakeholder group who's objective is to develop and maintain a protocol that assesses the compliance and environmental performance of tanners and promotes sustainable and appropriate environmental business practices within the leather industry.
Source: Leather Working Group (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 evidence of actions that cover SOME areas of the COVID Fashion Commitments.
Source: Baptist World Aid Australia (2020)
Human Rights Law Centre's 2022 report, "Broken Promises: Two years of corporate reporting under Australia's Modern Slavery Act", examines statements submitted to the Government's Modern Slavery Register by 92 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 41-60% range. The average score was 44% and the highest score was 89%.
Source: Human Rights Law Centre (2022)
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|Revenue||600 million AUD (2022)|
|Subsidiaries||Shoes & Sox Pty Ltd
Iconix Australia LLC (45% owned)
|Address||Level 1, Building 8, 658 Church St, Richmond, VIC, 3121, Australia|
|Phone||03 9681 9681|
Products / BrandsBrand Collective
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Clarks Womens Shoes
Clarks School Shoes
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Elwood Womens Fashion
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Grosby Womens Shoes
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Hush Puppies Womens Shoes
Julius Marlow Mens Shoes
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Reebok Sports Shoes
Sachi Womens Shoes
Superdry Youth Fashion
Volley Sports Shoes
Volley Work Boots
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Ecko Unltd Youth Fashion
Ed Hardy Youth Fashion
Lee Cooper Denim
Lee Cooper Menswear (casual)
Lee Cooper Womens Fashion
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Material Girl Youth Fashion
Zoo York Snow/Skate/Surfwear
Zoo York Youth Fashion