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New FWF video: Continental's Fair Share project

On Human Rights Day 2017, we are happy to share the FWF Best Practice video of Continental Clothing, a pioneer...

FWF at 2017 UN Business and Human Rights Forum

FWF was present at the 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva last week. The event brought...

FWF is hiring a webmaster/social media expert!

  Fair Wear is hiring a webmaster/social media expert (32 hours/week) for its External Positioning Team. The webmaster/social media expert will...

International stakeholder meeting on transparency

What should transparency in the garment industry look like?  On 8 November, FWF and 40 industry stakeholders discussed these topics...

Guidance on age verification Myanmar

FWF looks back on a successful supplier seminar in Myanmar on the topic of age verification. In November, factory representatives,...

And the winner is…Schijvens!

Dutch workwear brand Schijvens wins Best Practice Award   Schijvens is the proud winner of this year’s FWF Best Practice...

Projects

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

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Women's safety at work

The Women’s Safety at Work portal is an online platform. FWF uses data from projects in countries like Bangladesh and India to identify key risks that affect women garment workers and that can lead to workplace violence. The platform also covers measures that can help improve women’s working conditions, like the training of top management or the creation of anti-harassment committees.

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Living Wage Portal

Why do living wages still seem an impossible dream for most garment workers? FWF works to uncover and overcome the many obstacles that prevent garment workers from earning a living wage and to find lasting real-world solutions. The Living Wage Portal offers real-life examples of brands working with factories towards living wages. The platform also offers insights from experts, access to tools, and voices from workers and local stakeholders.

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Factory Guide

The Factory Guide is an accessible and attractive online training tool for factory managers. The guide explains how labour standards work in practice and what to expect from FWF audits. By clarifying FWF’s vision on supply-chain relationships, complaints handling and trainings, it aims to engage factory managers in the work of FWF. Graphics, videos and quizzes add a fun factor to serious matters.

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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.

FWF is active in country

FWF member brand sources in country

Complaints in country

FWF projects in country

Data is obtained from Brand Performance Checks and may not reflect the most current situation

Bangladesh

The Ready-Made Garment (RMG) industry in Bangladesh has experienced... more

Fair Wear is active in Bangladesh

32 complaints

1 FWF projects

Bulgaria

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

Fair Wear is active in Bulgaria

1 complaint

1 FWF projects

China

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

Fair Wear is active in China

58 complaints

2 FWF projects

India

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

Fair Wear is active in India

57 complaints

1 FWF projects

Indonesia

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

Fair Wear is active in Indonesia

2 complaints

1 FWF projects

Macedonia

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

Fair Wear is active in Macedonia

2 complaints

1 FWF projects

Myanmar

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

Fair Wear is active in Myanmar

17 complaints

1 FWF projects

Romania

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

Fair Wear is active in Romania

4 complaints

1 FWF projects

Tunisia

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

Fair Wear is active in Tunisia

9 complaints

1 FWF projects

Turkey

Turkey is the fifth biggest supplier country for FWF members. Produ... more

Fair Wear is active in Turkey

34 complaints

1 FWF projects

Vietnam

In 2016 Fair Wear Foundation has 21 member companies sourcing from ... more

Fair Wear is active in Vietnam

14 complaints

1 FWF projects

FWF Brands

FWF member brands strive to improve labour conditions where their garments are produced.

Resources

Bangladesh Country Study 2016

Bangladesh Country Study 2016 Read more about the current situation in the garment industry in Bangladesh in the latest FWF Country Study. In term date: 21/12/2016Read more

Tunisia Country Study 2015

Tunisia     date: 21/07/2016Read more

Turkey Country Study 2016

Turkey Country Study 2016 The garment industry is Turkey’s second largest industry, and is responsible for a large proportion of Turkey’s total date: 13/02/2017Read more