FWF memberships

Companies can join FWF in two different ways: as members or as part of the Young Designers Programme. There is also a factory membership pilot project. A membership type for resellers, the Ambassador membership, ended on 1 January, 2016.

If you have any questions about memberships, or are interested in joining, please contact info@fairwear.org


Membership is open to companies that produce their own sewn goods - clothing, bags, footwear, home textiles etc.
By becoming a member of Fair Wear Foundation, a company commits itself to implementing the Code  of Labour Practices throughout its supply chain. Whether a CSR leader or newcomer, each company uses FWF guidance to identify areas where the changes they make can have the greatest impact. Subsequent steps build from there. This step-by-step process leads to real and lasting improvements in workplaces throughout supply chains.

For more information please see our brochure

Young Designer

Fair Wear Foundation is approached by young designers who have just started their own fashion brand on a regular basis. These brands often want to work in a fair and sustainable way from the beginning onwards, and contact FWF for help. To guide them in this process, FWF is developing  a Young Designer programme. Learning and best practice sharing are the focus of this programme.

An overview of all current young designer participants can be found here


Fair Wear Foundation is currently piloting a factory membership programme with a small number of companies. The membership applies to manufacturing companies which supply active affiliates of Fair Wear Foundation (FWF). A factory member is expected to commit itself to implementing the Code of Labour Practices in all production sites and its subcontractors. In addition, the factory member submits to independent, multi-stakeholder verification by FWF.

An overview of all current factory members can be obtained by contacting info@fairwear.org


The Ambassador programme was designed for companies who wanted to contribute to better working conditions by reselling other FWF member brands.

As of 1 January 2016, the Ambassador programme is giving way to new developments in how FWF member brands do business with resellers. For more information contact info@fairwear.org.