About Fair Wear Foundation

What is FWF?

Fair Wear Foundation is a non- profit organisation that works with brands, factories, trade unions, NGOs and sometimes governments to verify and improve workplace conditions in 11 production countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. FWF keeps track of the improvements made by the companies it works with. And through sharing expertise, social dialogue and strengthening industrial relations, FWF increases the effectiveness of the efforts made by companies. FWF’s more than 80 member companies represent over 120 brands, and are based in Europe; member products are sold in over 20,000 retail outlets in more than 80 countries around the world. Change requires a major joint effort. We therefore invite companies to join FWF and make a difference. If you're interested in how we can help you, read more on our membership page. Read more


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.


FWF membership is open to European garment companies:
  1. Minimum annual turnover of €2.5 m
  2. 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%
  3. At least 50% own production
Companies do not need to already be engaged in CSR at an advanced level in order to join; FWF’s process approach meets companies where they are. FWF guides each company to help them identify areas where potential changes would have the greatest impact on the working conditions in their supply chain. This step-by-step process leads to real and lasting improvements in workplaces throughout the garment industry. Read more


FWF’s multi-stakeholder structure and approach was brought to life by a strong belief in the power of cooperation. It is only through cooperation – at all levels of the industry – that industry-wide improvements can be realised. Read more


In The News

Below you find a selection of articles about the work of Fair Wear Foundation. For any press enquiries please contact: Lotte Schuurman or call +31 (0)6 537 679 08 Read more


Ask your FWF brand Anything!

Where are your clothes made? And by whom? And what are brands doing to improve conditions for garment workers? Seventeen FWF brands will answer these and many more questions on Fashion Revolution Day, Tuesday 24 April. You’re welcome to join us on the Fair Wear Foundation Facebook page  at 10:00 AM CET. During a Live Q&A Marathon you’ll find us and many more Fair Wear brands from 10:00 onwards. And...you can ask us anything!  

[video width="1522" height="1522" mp4="https://www.fairwear.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Promo-animation-Live-QA-Marathon.mp4"][/video] Download the video here.

Facebook Live Q&A Marathon Schedule

  Facebook Live QA Schedule Fashion Revolution Week


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Improving working conditions at garment factories is a complex process, and it raises many questions. Here is a selections of the questions FWF often gets asked. They range from questions about the organisation, to supply chain examples, and how members can communicate their membership. We hope that you find the information you need here below. If you still have questions, feel free to contact us. Read more

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