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FWF and ILO Better Work join forces

Fair Wear Foundation and ILO Better Work will enter a collaboration to offer the garment companies they work with new...

Human rights & garment conference: 18 May 2017

In cooperation with Mondiaal FNV and CNV Internationaal, FWF organises the Human Rights and Garment conference on the 18th of...

Vacancy: Head of Finance & Operations

Fair Wear Foundation has a job vacancy! FWF is currently looking for a Head of Finance & Operations (36 hrs/week). The...

German fashion company van Laack joins FWF

FWF welcomes the German fashion company van Laack as a new member. Van Laack was founded in 1881. Since then...

Welcome, Picture!

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FWF is happy to welcome Picture Organic Clothing as a new member brand. Three childhood friends from Clermont-Ferrand founded Picture...

Director Erica van Doorn leaves FWF

After nine years as Director of Fair Wear Foundation, Erica van Doorn has decided to step down. Under her leadership,...

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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Enter the Factory Guide

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.

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FWF member brand sources in country

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FWF projects in country

Albania

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Fair Wear is not active in Albania

4 factories work with FWF members

2 FWF members source in Albania

Algeria

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Fair Wear is not active in Algeria

1 factories work with FWF members

2 FWF members source in Algeria

Argentina

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Fair Wear is not active in Argentina

1 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in Argentina

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

205 factories work with FWF members

17 FWF members source in Bangladesh

29 complaints

1 FWF projects

Belarus

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Fair Wear is not active in Belarus

2 factories work with FWF members

3 FWF members source in Belarus

Belgium

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Fair Wear is not active in Belgium

4 factories work with FWF members

3 FWF members source in Belgium

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

1 FWF projects

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

726 factories work with FWF members

56 FWF members source in China

52 complaints

2 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

14 factories work with FWF members

7 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

17 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

21 factories work with FWF members

13 FWF members source in Hungary

India

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

Fair Wear is active in India

206 factories work with FWF members

36 FWF members source in India

33 complaints

1 FWF projects

Indonesia

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

Fair Wear is active in Indonesia

24 factories work with FWF members

10 FWF members source in Indonesia

1 complaints

1 FWF projects

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

150 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

52 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

30 factories work with FWF members

10 FWF members source in Macedonia

2 complaints

1 FWF projects

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

11 factories work with FWF members

10 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

18 factories work with FWF members

11 FWF members source in Myanmar

5 complaints

1 FWF projects

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

15 factories work with FWF members

10 FWF members source in Netherlands

2 complaints

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

FWF is not active in Pakistan. However, one of FWF's strategic part... more

Fair Wear is not active in Pakistan

32 factories work with FWF members

12 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

138 factories work with FWF members

34 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

55 factories work with FWF members

20 FWF members source in Romania

2 complaints

1 FWF projects

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

3 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

10 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

56 factories work with FWF members

14 FWF members source in Tunisia

5 complaints

1 FWF projects

Turkey

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

Fair Wear is active in Turkey

155 factories work with FWF members

38 FWF members source in Turkey

30 complaints

1 FWF projects

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

107 factories work with FWF members

20 FWF members source in Vietnam

7 complaints

1 FWF projects

FWF Brands

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

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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: 21/12/2011Read more

Tunisia Country Study 2015

Tunisia     date: 21/12/2011Read 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