Facilitating Trust in Sustainability with the Open Apparel Registry

Compare Ethics, October 2020

"The Open Apparel Registry (OAR) is set to become the central source of truth for facility identification in the apparel sector. It facilitates trust by providing – free of charge – open source information on the names and locations of facilities in global fashion supply chains."

Using data to build trust is critical if we are to achieve authentic sustainability within the fashion industry and beyond. We spoke with Katie Shaw, Chief Operating Officer at the Open Apparel Registry who gives an overview of the importance of open source data to improve supply chain information.

Who are the Open Apparel Registry?

The Open Apparel Registry (OAR) is set to become the central source of truth for facility identification in the apparel sector. It facilitates trust by providing – free of charge – open source information on the names and locations of facilities in global fashion supply chains.