Crowd Research

How transparent are clothing companies about wages in their supply chain?

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  • What does crowd research involve?

    We work together to investigate which companies are committed to paying a living wage.

    Inequality and exploitation can be found throughout the global supply chains of the garment industry. Therefore the issue of production conditions needs to be brought out into the open.

    Which companies make information about their factories and the wages paid there publicly available? Which companies have a concrete action plan for paying living wages?

    The crowd research database highlights to what extent clothing companies are transparent about these issues.

    The special feature of this database is that the information is supplied by many different people. You can become involved too. Together we can help to make the garment industry more transparent.

    The crowd research project is continuing until November 2019.

  • You will find the following information in the database

    • Does the company make any statements about living wages on its website?
    • Does the company have a concrete action plan or a strategy for paying living wages in its supply chain?
    • Does the company publish information about its factories and suppliers?
    • Does the company make available details of the wages that the workers there are paid?

    The database contains information about large and small fashion brands from various countries. Other companies can be added during the course of the research project.

    We accept no responsibility for the information in the database. We check the data that is entered as soon as possible, but because of the open nature of the research, we cannot guarantee that the information is correct. If you find an error, please report it via the entry form or send an e-mail to

  • Why not join in?

    Would you like to take part in the research? This is how it works. Do you know of a company that is not yet in our database? Or do you want to add or correct information about other companies? Then take part in our crowd research project! You simply need some time and a talent for research so that you can track down the information you need on the websites of the companies, which are sometimes very complex and convoluted. In the instructions for the research project you can find out exactly how crowd research works and what you need to be aware of when doing the research and entering the information.

    If you have questions about crowd research or technical problems, send an e-mail to

Any questions?

If you have questions about crowd research or technical problems, send an e-mail to

Are you disappointed by the results for your favourite brand?

Write to the company (there is generally a contact address or a contact form on the website) and call on them to take concrete measures to stop exploitation. You can copy the text below or write your own. Please inform us about the answers you receive from the clothing companies by sending an e-mail to

I don’t like exploitation!

Dear Customer Services,

It is important to me that the people who make my clothes are paid a wage that is enough for them to live on. I would like answers to the following questions:

  1. When will all the workers who produce your clothes receive a living wage?
  2. What specific steps are you taking to achieve this goal?
  3. Are you prepared to be transparent and to make available information about the factories where your clothes are produced and the wages that are paid there?

Best regards and thank you in advance for your reply.

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