Number 1 is pretty surprising

Always dreamt of having a career in the fashion industry but not sure which brands to send your CV to?

No problem. The Business of Fashion has released its first ever report of the 16 best companies to work for in fashion, to save you the trouble (oh, and just in case you’re wondering, these are the most popular fashion brands on social).

BoF surveyed 2,600 professionals from 190 top companies across the world, and looked at three specific factors: rewards and benefits, leadership and development, and working culture and environment.

Overall, companies came out strongly in the cultures and working environments categories, with an overall satisfaction rate of 76%, and 91% of employees agreed they were part of a strong collaborative team.

However, on BoF found that the industry was lacking in leadership and career development: only 59% of employees said they were satisfied with training opportunities, and 57% were satisfied with the levels of transparency.

We know you’ll be wondering about benefits and rewards too, and the good news is companies offer some good perks, such as share option schemes at Gap and Farfetched, and on-site osteopaths and personal trainers at Berluti and Cotton on Group.

Over at Adidas and H&M, you can also do exchanges with offices around the world. Pretty neat if you like travelling.

Without further ado, here’s the list, so you can start writing up your cover letter right now.

  1. Adidas
  2. Berluti
  3. Calvin Klein
  4. Cotton On Group
  5. FarFetch
  6. Galeries Lafayette
  7. Gap Inc.
  8. Gucci
  9. H&M
  10. Levi Strauss & Co.
  11. Loewe
  12. Nordstrom Inc.
  13. Tommy Hilfiger
  14. Warby Parker
  15. Zalando
  16. Zara

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