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Fair Wear Foundation’s overall vision of success is a world where workers in the garment industry see their rights to safe, dignified, properly paid employment realised. To achieve this goal, it is necessary that:
Fair Wear promotes a supply chain approach of ‘shared responsibility’ to social compliance in the global garment sector. We believe the management decisions of clothing brands have an enormous influence on factory conditions. Fair Wear has a unique member verification methodology, the Brand Performance Check. During a performance check, Fair Wear investigates the level of integration of social compliance into the core business practices of the member company and assesses how the management and purchasing practices of the brand support the Fair Wear Code of Labour Practices.
For Fair Wear’s vision of success to become a reality, we envisage that changes are needed across five different actor groups: Fair Wear member brands, other brands, suppliers, trade unions and workers and policy makers. In Fair Wear’s vision of success these actor groups will change towards the following:
We consider social dialogue to be key towards creating sustainable changes in the supply chain. In such a dialogue, the most important stakeholders are at the table to negotiate improved working conditions. Social dialogue is successful, in Fair Wear’s view, if workers are making use of (internal) grievance mechanisms and if trade unions systematically negotiate working conditions and monitor remediation.
Read the full Theory of Change narrative here.