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

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Complaints in country

FWF projects in country

Bangladesh

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

Fair Wear is active in Bangladesh

1 FWF projects

Bulgaria

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

Fair Wear is active in Bulgaria

1 FWF projects

China

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

Fair Wear is active in China

2 FWF projects

India

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

Fair Wear is active in India

1 FWF projects

Indonesia

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

Fair Wear is active in Indonesia

1 FWF projects

Macedonia

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

Fair Wear is active in Macedonia

1 FWF projects

Myanmar

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

Fair Wear is active in Myanmar

Romania

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

Fair Wear is active in Romania

1 FWF projects

Tunisia

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

Fair Wear is active in Tunisia

1 FWF projects

Turkey

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

Fair Wear is active in Turkey

1 FWF projects

Vietnam

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

Fair Wear is active in Vietnam

1 FWF projects

Countries

Bangladesh

Bangladesh

The Ready-Made Garment (RMG) industry in Bangladesh has experienced rapid growth since the 1980s and is ranked as one of the top exporters in the world. The garment export industry is the biggest earner for Bangladesh, and accounts for 81% of total export earnings.  It is estimated that over 7 0... Read more
Bulgaria

Bulgaria

The predominant part of the apparel producing companies in Bulgaria are small and medium-sized enterprises with not more than 250 employees. The two main exporting centers are the southeast region and central southern region. The most important exporting markets of the Bulgarian textile productio... Read more
China

China

China is, still, the largest exporter of garment products. 2014 witnessed a gradual economic global recovery as well as an increase of labour costs domestically. Therefore, as an industry that relies on intensive labour, the garment industry suffered more than other Chinese industries. Despite th... Read more
India

India

The textile and garment industry plays an important role in India’s economic growth, contributing 4% to the country’s GDP and employing about 45 million workers. Labour conditions are characterised by high production pressure resulting in excessive, often unpaid overtime. In addition, a la... Read more
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Indonesia

Indonesia’s manufacturing sector generates around a fifth of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The garment and textile industries represent just 5.8% of the value derived from the sector. However, textiles and textile products are the third largest contributor to export figures of a... Read more
Macedonia

Macedonia

FWF began working in Macedonia in 2003. The garment industry is a vital part of Macedonia’s economy, but on a global scale they cover less than 1% of the global garment exports. The textile industry in Macedonia is unfortunately still decreasing. With an unemployment rate of 25%, there is st... Read more
Myanmar

Myanmar

While Myanmar has demonstrated significant progress on civil and political rights, FWF continues to regard it as a high risk country, facing specific challenges with regard to implementation of labour standards. Serious challenges remain to adhere to FWF’s eight labour standards in Myanmar. Gar... Read more
Romania

Romania

The textile and garment industry is one of the most important sectors of Romanian industry and one of the main employers in Romania, with women being the majority of workers. Because Romania has been a member of the European Union (EU) since 2007, the country’s labour legislation meets all E... Read more
Tunisia

Tunisia

Tunisia is among the world’s leading suppliers of clothing, an industry that supplies trousers, jeans, T-shirts, work attire, and swimwear mostly for those living in the European Union (EU). Employing more than 250,000 individuals, the textile/garment industry is key in economic growth. The ... Read more
Turkey

Turkey

Turkey is the fifth biggest supplier country for FWF members. Production mostly takes place in and around Istanbul, Izmir and Denizli. The lack of social dialogue, functioning industrial relations and the obstruction of the right to organise and bargain collectively in the garment industry are th... Read more
Vietnam

Vietnam

In 2016 Fair Wear Foundation has 21 member companies sourcing from approximately 175 factories in Vietnam. Most of these factories are located in or around Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City producing clothing, shoes and outdoor goods. In 2016 Fair Wear Foundation's activities in Vietnam will focus on... Read more

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