From Opaque to Open: Untangling Apparel Supply Chains with Open Data

This report was written during Open Supply Hub’s first iteration as Open Apparel Registry, which was solely focused on the apparel sector. The Open Apparel Registry has now expanded into other sectors and has been re-named Open Supply Hub. While our name has changed, the lessons shared in this report still apply.

What have we learned?

From Opaque to Open: Untangling Apparel Supply Chains with Open Data shares lessons learned from the Open Apparel Registry (OAR)’s first two years as an organization, as well as stories of how OAR data was used to create meaningful changes in apparel supply chains.

This report was made possible with the support of Humanity United — a philanthropic organization that works to advance human dignity and to challenge the systems that enable human exploitation and violent conflict.

Have questions about the report or interested in speaking with a member of our team about how you can be a part of accelerating the impact described in it? Contact Us.

Quick topic-by-topic articles about the OAR
[2020 -2022]

Looking for easily shareable, bite-sized versions of the report? We published the highlights from the report in a series of articles on LinkedIn. You can read and share them at the links below:

  1. Data for advocacy: introducing the Open Apparel Registry - The story behind the origins of the OAR.
  2. Learn from the mistakes of others: Key lessons we've learned from one year of research and two years of managing the live tool.
  3. The OAR: A technical solution to a human problem.
  4. From closed to open: How stakeholder engagement is helping shift a sector.
  5. Is it working? Measuring the OAR's impact, and how to contribute to the tool’s growth.

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