Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) membership is the beginning of a journey in which brands make step-by-step improvements that lead to real and sustainable solutions. Lasting change does not happen overnight. FWF’s process-based approach acknowledges that ‘100% fair’ clothing does not yet exist, and places an emphasis on practical steps brands can take to reduce the risk of problems in factories. FWF focus on the phases of production where sewing is the main manufacturing process. These are among the most labour-intensive phases of the production process. It is also the stage of production where many labour problems are found, and where effective remedies can positively impact the lives of millions of workers.
WHO CAN JOIN?FWF membership is open to European garment companies:
- Minimum annual turnover of €2.5 m
- More than 50% production in countries where FWF is active. Production that takes place in countries where FWF does not require full audits can also count towards the required 50%
- At least 50% own production
At Fair Wear Foundation, we know there is a better way to make clothes- and we are determined to make it happen! We can't achieve it alone. We need different players from members, business associations, trade unions, governments and NGO's. Everyone has an important role to play, and by combining our efforts we can push for bigger more unified change. On Monday 19 and 20 November 2018 we brought all players together for the International Stakeholder Day, Member Day and Annual Conference. You can get an impression of this year’s events by checking out the cartoon depictions of the day’s events or by watching the livestream videos.