Hong Kong based Epic Group, a leading garment manufacturer for global brands, is ranked in four categories in our 2022 rankings. READ MORE
The company announced in July 2022 a new strategic partnership with CleanKore, a denim innovation and patent licensing company. This partnership aims at scaling the CleanKore patented yarn dyeing technology that provides numerous economic and sustainability benefits for both the denim mill and garment manufacturer. READ MORE
The Excellence Awards celebrate the greatest achievements and innovations in the industry. The programme provides a platform to recognize the people and companies that are driving change.
Our programme is designed to highlight excellence within the sector by looking at a range of corporate activities including deals, business projects and company initiatives, both internal and in the community.
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What is Social?
The Social category includes companies and institutions that have undertaken projects that have had a tangible positive impact on the communities where they operate. This can include anything from charity initiatives; sponsorship; community outreach; local business support and education initiatives.
The fashion industry has seen the need to use its voice in order to ensure topics such as gender equality and equal pay as well as anti-slavery get the attention they deserve. The companies ranked below have invested a great deal in initiatives such as producing a preventative tool to combat slavery, pledging for human-rights due diligence as well as tackling period poverty, female empowerment and equal work opportunities.
The industry has been engaged in making the voices of workers heard with initiatives aimed at making work conditions safer and better for workers’ wellbeing. Examples of these initiatives include minimum wage for garment workers, worker safety drives to provide better safety training, improved access to grievance remedy for workers as well as creating programs for innovators and promoting second-hand apparel.
The cоmpanies in this category have been working on anti-slavery initiatives such as producing a preventative tool to combat slaveryand pledges for human-rights due diligence.
The cоmpanies in this category have been advocating for better working conditions and practices, such as minimum wage for garment workers, worker safety drives to provide better safety training, improved access to grievance remedy for workers as well as initiatives against forced labour.
The cоmpanies in this category have been creating new roles as well as job opportunities in new regions, as well as boosting employee skills with both conventional and digital means.
The cоmpanies in this category have been engaging in social initiatives such as tackling period poverty, female empowerment and equal work opportunities, as well as creating programs for innovators, promoting second-hand apparel and creating cross-generational projects aimed at sustainable practices.