Fair Wear Foundation

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FWF launches innovative guide book on living wages

How can garment brands make real progress on living wages? This complex question lies at the heart of FWF’s latest...

Fond of Bags joins FWF

FWF is happy to add another bag company to its member list. A big welcome to Fond of Bags! The...

Resource kit on gender-based violence now online

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women FWF and the Training Centre of the International...

FWF tours Indonesian factory with Dutch Minister

Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen is visiting Indonesia this week. FWF’s Kees Gootjes accompanied her...

FWF welcomes engelbert strauss as member

German workwear brand engelbert strauss joined Fair Wear Foundation on 1 November 2016. This family-owned business was founded in 1948,...

kees blogs from Indonesia

Setting up a local presence in a production country is an intensive and time-consuming process. So instead of having FWF...

Projects

Fair Wear Foundation has developed several tools to improve labour conditions in garment factories. These projects have their own websites.

Get to VAW Prevention

Women's safety at work

Workplace violence against women is increasingly acknowledged as a serious issue that deserves attention and resources to combat it. FWF has identified some important risks that affect women, and particularly women garment workers, and that can lead to workplace violence.

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visit Living Wage Portal

Living Wage Portal

Fair Wear Foundation works to uncover and overcome, one by one, the many obstacles that prevent garment workers from earning a living wage.

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Factory Guide

The Factory Guide is an online training tool that addresses several areas including building safety, gender discrimination, and video interviews on overtime, harassment and wages. The Factory Guide aims to engage factory managers in the work of FWF and its members.

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Fair Wear Foundation operates worldwide.

FWF around the world

Most of FWF's work is focused on four priority countries: Bangladesh, China, India and Turkey. Around 80% of FWF member production comes from these four countries.

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FWF member brand sources in country

complaints in country

FWF projects in country

Albania

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Fair Wear is not active in Albania

3 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in Albania

Austria

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Fair Wear is not active in Austria

8 factories work with FWF members

6 FWF members source in Austria

Bangladesh

FWF's 2014 country plan for Bangladesh can be downloaded here. The ... more

Fair Wear is active in Bangladesh

206 factories work with FWF members

16 FWF members source in Bangladesh

29 complaints

Belarus

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Fair Wear is not active in Belarus

2 factories work with FWF members

2 FWF members source in Belarus

Belgium

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Fair Wear is not active in Belgium

3 factories work with FWF members

2 FWF members source in Belgium

1 complaints

Bolivia

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Fair Wear is not active in Bolivia

1 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Fair Wear is not active in Bosnia and Herzegovina

10 factories work with FWF members

7 FWF members source in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

The predominant part of the apparel producing companies in Bulgaria... more

Fair Wear is active in Bulgaria

30 factories work with FWF members

13 FWF members source in Bulgaria

1 complaints

Cambodia

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Fair Wear is not active in Cambodia

11 factories work with FWF members

6 FWF members source in Cambodia

China

China is, still, the largest exporter of garment products. 2014 wit... more

Fair Wear is active in China

725 factories work with FWF members

54 FWF members source in China

51 complaints

1 FWF projects

Croatia

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Fair Wear is not active in Croatia

4 factories work with FWF members

3 FWF members source in Croatia

Czech Republic

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Fair Wear is not active in Czech Republic

13 factories work with FWF members

6 FWF members source in Czech Republic

Egypt

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Fair Wear is not active in Egypt

2 factories work with FWF members

2 FWF members source in Egypt

Estonia

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Fair Wear is not active in Estonia

4 factories work with FWF members

3 FWF members source in Estonia

Ethiopia

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Fair Wear is not active in Ethiopia

1 factories work with FWF members

2 FWF members source in Ethiopia

Fiji

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Fair Wear is not active in Fiji

1 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in Fiji

France

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Fair Wear is not active in France

20 factories work with FWF members

4 FWF members source in France

Germany

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Fair Wear is not active in Germany

50 factories work with FWF members

16 FWF members source in Germany

1 complaints

Greece

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Fair Wear is not active in Greece

2 factories work with FWF members

2 FWF members source in Greece

Hong Kong

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Fair Wear is not active in Hong Kong

4 factories work with FWF members

3 FWF members source in Hong Kong

Hungary

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Fair Wear is not active in Hungary

24 factories work with FWF members

11 FWF members source in Hungary

India

The textile and garment industry plays an important role in India... more

Fair Wear is active in India

209 factories work with FWF members

35 FWF members source in India

33 complaints

Indonesia

Indonesia’s manufacturing sector generates around a fifth of the ... more

Fair Wear is active in Indonesia

23 factories work with FWF members

10 FWF members source in Indonesia

1 complaints

Israel

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Fair Wear is not active in Israel

1 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in Israel

Italy

ITALY While considered a low risk country, in the past few years w... more

Fair Wear is not active in Italy

151 factories work with FWF members

20 FWF members source in Italy

2 complaints

Jamaica

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Fair Wear is not active in Jamaica

2 factories work with FWF members

2 FWF members source in Jamaica

1 complaints

Jordan

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Fair Wear is not active in Jordan

2 factories work with FWF members

2 FWF members source in Jordan

Lao People´s Democratic Republic

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Fair Wear is not active in Lao People´s Democratic Republic

6 factories work with FWF members

3 FWF members source in Lao People´s Democratic Republic

Latvia

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Fair Wear is not active in Latvia

7 factories work with FWF members

5 FWF members source in Latvia

Lithuania

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Fair Wear is not active in Lithuania

50 factories work with FWF members

15 FWF members source in Lithuania

Macedonia

FWF began working in Macedonia in 2003. The garment industry is a v... more

Fair Wear is active in Macedonia

29 factories work with FWF members

10 FWF members source in Macedonia

2 complaints

Madagascar

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Fair Wear is not active in Madagascar

2 factories work with FWF members

2 FWF members source in Madagascar

Malaysia

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Fair Wear is not active in Malaysia

1 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in Malaysia

Moldova

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Fair Wear is not active in Moldova

7 factories work with FWF members

3 FWF members source in Moldova

Mongolia

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Fair Wear is not active in Mongolia

1 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in Mongolia

Morocco

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Fair Wear is not active in Morocco

10 factories work with FWF members

9 FWF members source in Morocco

1 complaints

Myanmar

While Myanmar has demonstrated significant progress on civil and po... more

Fair Wear is active in Myanmar

16 factories work with FWF members

11 FWF members source in Myanmar

1 complaints

Nepal

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Fair Wear is not active in Nepal

2 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in Nepal

Netherlands

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Fair Wear is not active in Netherlands

16 factories work with FWF members

11 FWF members source in Netherlands

2 complaints

Netherlands Antilles

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Fair Wear is not active in Netherlands Antilles

1 factories work with FWF members

3 FWF members source in Netherlands Antilles

New Zealand

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Fair Wear is not active in New Zealand

1 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in New Zealand

Pakistan

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Fair Wear is not active in Pakistan

31 factories work with FWF members

11 FWF members source in Pakistan

1 complaints

Peru

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Fair Wear is not active in Peru

15 factories work with FWF members

4 FWF members source in Peru

Philippines

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Fair Wear is not active in Philippines

1 factories work with FWF members

2 FWF members source in Philippines

Poland

Poland falls under FWF’s low-risk policy. This means that members... more

Fair Wear is not active in Poland

50 factories work with FWF members

23 FWF members source in Poland

Portugal

Portugal falls under FWF’s low-risk policy. This means that membe... more

Fair Wear is not active in Portugal

140 factories work with FWF members

33 FWF members source in Portugal

Republic of Korea

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Fair Wear is not active in Republic of Korea

5 factories work with FWF members

5 FWF members source in Republic of Korea

Romania

The textile and garment industry is one of the most important secto... more

Fair Wear is active in Romania

56 factories work with FWF members

21 FWF members source in Romania

2 complaints

Russian Federation

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Fair Wear is not active in Russian Federation

1 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in Russian Federation

Serbia

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Fair Wear is not active in Serbia

4 factories work with FWF members

3 FWF members source in Serbia

Slovakia

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Fair Wear is not active in Slovakia

18 factories work with FWF members

6 FWF members source in Slovakia

Slovenia

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Fair Wear is not active in Slovenia

4 factories work with FWF members

2 FWF members source in Slovenia

Spain

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Fair Wear is not active in Spain

8 factories work with FWF members

6 FWF members source in Spain

Sri Lanka

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Fair Wear is not active in Sri Lanka

4 factories work with FWF members

5 FWF members source in Sri Lanka

Sweden

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Fair Wear is not active in Sweden

5 factories work with FWF members

4 FWF members source in Sweden

Switzerland

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Fair Wear is not active in Switzerland

8 factories work with FWF members

5 FWF members source in Switzerland

Taiwan

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Fair Wear is not active in Taiwan

4 factories work with FWF members

5 FWF members source in Taiwan

Thailand

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Fair Wear is not active in Thailand

13 factories work with FWF members

5 FWF members source in Thailand

1 complaints

Tunisia

Tunisia is among the world’s leading suppliers of clothing, an in... more

Fair Wear is active in Tunisia

53 factories work with FWF members

13 FWF members source in Tunisia

5 complaints

Turkey

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Fair Wear is active in Turkey

148 factories work with FWF members

35 FWF members source in Turkey

30 complaints

Ukraine

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Fair Wear is not active in Ukraine

9 factories work with FWF members

7 FWF members source in Ukraine

1 complaints

United Arab Emirates

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Fair Wear is not active in United Arab Emirates

3 factories work with FWF members

3 FWF members source in United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

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Fair Wear is not active in United Kingdom

4 factories work with FWF members

4 FWF members source in United Kingdom

United States

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Fair Wear is not active in United States

3 factories work with FWF members

2 FWF members source in United States

Vietnam

Garment and textile is the second biggest exporting industry in Vie... more

Fair Wear is active in Vietnam

99 factories work with FWF members

20 FWF members source in Vietnam

7 complaints

FWF Brands

A garment brand can join Fair Wear Foundation.
Together with the brand FWF works towards better working conditions for the workers at the factories.

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Resources

India Country Study 2016

India is, together with Bangladesh, China and Turkey, one of FWF’s priority countries. FWF has been active in the country since 2003. Around 160 fa Read more

Schijvens Performance Check 2016

Schijvens Performance Check 2016 Schijvens meets most of FWF's management system requirements. With a monitoring percentage of 98% and a score of 73, Read more

FWF WEP Programme and fees 2016

FWF's Workplace Education Programme (WEP) FWF's Workplace Education Programme (WEP) aims to move companies beyond auditing and corrective action, and Read more

Romania Country Study 2016

The Romanian economy suffered the blow of the 2008 economic crisis, and Romanian garment companies were not immune to the hit. Major changes were mad Read more