There are four types of FWF memberships. If you have any questions about memberships, or interested in joining, please contact
Affiliate membership is open to companies that produce their own sewn goods - clothing, bags, footwear, home textiles etc.
By becoming an affiliate 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 affiliated 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
Ambassador membership is designed for companies who want to contribute to better working conditions by reselling other FWF member brands. Ambassador membership is being redesigned so that as of 1 May 2013, all ambassdors will have commited to sourcing at least 40% of their sewn products from FWF affiliates or members of comparable initiatives, with special recognition for those reaching 60% or 90%. A maximum of 10% of sales may be own production.
Fair Wear Foundation is currently piloting factory membership 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 found here
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