A Movement To Reform Fashion
Gucci is owned by Kering, which owns many other luxury brands, including Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen. Kering is one of the most profitable apparel conglomerates in the world. For more details on Gucci’s social and environmental commitments, see the Remake Brand Directory.
Kering posted a public statement early on the pandemic committing to pay their suppliers during the pandemic. It states: “We strictly respect all of the terms and conditions of our contracts with our suppliers and under no circumstances will payment terms be affected.”
Gucci has not taken The Transparency Pledge, nor has it committed to publishing a full list of its manufacturing partners, which is crucial to hold the company to account. Tier 1 supply chain transparency has become industry standard, putting Gucci behind in this arena.
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Gucci claims to pay 50% of its manufacturing workers a living wage, but since the company is not transparent, there’s no way to verify its claims. We give the brand a yellow slash for this category, but want to see wage information in the public domain.