In December 2019, Human Rights Watch published a follow-up report to Follow the Thread titled Fashion's Next Trend.
Since Follow the Thread was published in April 2017, there has been a significant increase in the number of companies that have published names, addresses, and other details of their tier-1 supplier factories. Building on our previous efforts, Fashion’s Next Trend takes stock of supply chain transparency as of late 2019, updates information from the 2017 report, provides an overview of positive new developments in the industry, and makes additional recommendations aimed at improving apparel companies’ due diligence practices on human rights. Annexes I and II of Fashion’s Next Trend will be periodically updated. Please refer to Annexes I and II for the most recently updated information about companies.
The coalition consists of Clean Clothes Campaign, Human Rights Watch, IndustriALL Global Union, the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, the International Labor Rights Forum, the International Trade Union Confederation, the Maquila Solidarity Network, UNI Global Union, and the Worker Rights Consortium.