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

FWF member brand sources in country

Complaints in country

FWF projects in country

Data is obtained from Brand Performance Checks and may not reflect the most current situation

Albania

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Fair Wear is not active in Albania

6 factories work with FWF members

5 FWF members source in Albania

Armenia

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Fair Wear is not active in Armenia

1 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in Armenia

Austria

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Fair Wear is not active in Austria

7 factories work with FWF members

6 FWF members source in Austria

Bahrain

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Fair Wear is not active in Bahrain

1 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in Bahrain

4 complaints

Bangladesh

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

Fair Wear is active in Bangladesh

221 factories work with FWF members

17 FWF members source in Bangladesh

32 complaints

1 FWF projects

Belarus

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Fair Wear is not active in Belarus

1 factories work with FWF members

3 FWF members source in Belarus

Belgium

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Fair Wear is not active in Belgium

5 factories work with FWF members

4 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

9 factories work with FWF members

8 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

36 factories work with FWF members

16 FWF members source in Bulgaria

1 complaint

1 FWF projects

Cambodia

Although FWF is not currently active in Cambodia, one of FWF's stra... more

Fair Wear is not active in Cambodia

10 factories work with FWF members

7 FWF members source in Cambodia

China

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

Fair Wear is active in China

812 factories work with FWF members

60 FWF members source in China

57 complaints

2 FWF projects

Croatia

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Fair Wear is not active in Croatia

5 factories work with FWF members

5 FWF members source in Croatia

Czech Republic

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Fair Wear is not active in Czech Republic

11 factories work with FWF members

6 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

France

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Fair Wear is not active in France

31 factories work with FWF members

4 FWF members source in France

4 complaints

Georgia

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Fair Wear is not active in Georgia

1 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in Georgia

Germany

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Fair Wear is not active in Germany

59 factories work with FWF members

22 FWF members source in Germany

Greece

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Fair Wear is not active in Greece

2 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in Greece

Honduras

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Fair Wear is not active in Honduras

1 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in Honduras

Hong Kong

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Fair Wear is not active in Hong Kong

6 factories work with FWF members

2 FWF members source in Hong Kong

Hungary

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Fair Wear is not active in Hungary

22 factories work with FWF members

14 FWF members source in Hungary

India

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

Fair Wear is active in India

227 factories work with FWF members

40 FWF members source in India

50 complaints

1 FWF projects

Indonesia

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

Fair Wear is active in Indonesia

27 factories work with FWF members

12 FWF members source in Indonesia

2 complaints

1 FWF projects

Ireland

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Fair Wear is not active in Ireland

2 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in Ireland

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

162 factories work with FWF members

23 FWF members source in Italy

2 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

Kazakhstan

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Fair Wear is not active in Kazakhstan

1 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in Kazakhstan

Lao People´s Democratic Republic

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Fair Wear is not active in Lao People´s Democratic Republic

2 factories work with FWF members

2 FWF members source in Lao People´s Democratic Republic

Latvia

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Fair Wear is not active in Latvia

8 factories work with FWF members

7 FWF members source in Latvia

Lithuania

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Fair Wear is not active in Lithuania

49 factories work with FWF members

20 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

33 factories work with FWF members

13 FWF members source in Macedonia

2 complaints

1 FWF projects

Madagascar

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Fair Wear is not active in Madagascar

1 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in Madagascar

Malaysia

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Fair Wear is not active in Malaysia

4 factories work with FWF members

3 FWF members source in Malaysia

Mauritius

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Fair Wear is not active in Mauritius

1 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in Mauritius

Moldova

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Fair Wear is not active in Moldova

8 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

12 factories work with FWF members

8 FWF members source in Morocco

2 complaints

Myanmar

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

Fair Wear is active in Myanmar

16 factories work with FWF members

9 FWF members source in Myanmar

15 complaints

Nepal

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Fair Wear is not active in Nepal

3 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in Nepal

Netherlands

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Fair Wear is not active in Netherlands

5 factories work with FWF members

6 FWF members source in Netherlands

4 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 complaint

Peru

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Fair Wear is not active in Peru

15 factories work with FWF members

5 FWF members source in Peru

Philippines

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Fair Wear is not active in Philippines

3 factories work with FWF members

3 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

57 factories work with FWF members

25 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

137 factories work with FWF members

36 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

56 factories work with FWF members

20 FWF members source in Romania

4 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

2 FWF members source in Serbia

Slovakia

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Fair Wear is not active in Slovakia

18 factories work with FWF members

5 FWF members source in Slovakia

Slovenia

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Fair Wear is not active in Slovenia

5 factories work with FWF members

5 FWF members source in Slovenia

Spain

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Fair Wear is not active in Spain

5 factories work with FWF members

4 FWF members source in Spain

Sri Lanka

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Fair Wear is not active in Sri Lanka

7 factories work with FWF members

4 FWF members source in Sri Lanka

Sweden

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Fair Wear is not active in Sweden

3 factories work with FWF members

2 FWF members source in Sweden

Switzerland

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Fair Wear is not active in Switzerland

7 factories work with FWF members

4 FWF members source in Switzerland

Taiwan

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Fair Wear is not active in Taiwan

7 factories work with FWF members

6 FWF members source in Taiwan

Thailand

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Fair Wear is not active in Thailand

10 factories work with FWF members

4 FWF members source in Thailand

1 complaint

Tunisia

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

Fair Wear is active in Tunisia

62 factories work with FWF members

18 FWF members source in Tunisia

9 complaints

1 FWF projects

Turkey

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

Fair Wear is active in Turkey

202 factories work with FWF members

44 FWF members source in Turkey

31 complaints

1 FWF projects

Uganda

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Fair Wear is not active in Uganda

1 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in Uganda

Ukraine

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Fair Wear is not active in Ukraine

10 factories work with FWF members

5 FWF members source in Ukraine

1 complaint

United Arab Emirates

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Fair Wear is not active in United Arab Emirates

2 factories work with FWF members

2 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

1 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in United States

Vietnam

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

Fair Wear is active in Vietnam

132 factories work with FWF members

24 FWF members source in Vietnam

14 complaints

1 FWF projects

Zimbabwe

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Fair Wear is not active in Zimbabwe

1 factories work with FWF members

1 FWF members source in Zimbabwe

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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