We help conscious clothing brands create lasting change. We support brands that are determined to find a fairer way to make their clothes. We meet brands where they are – so that any brand can start its journey with us and take continued, practical steps to improve working conditions for people in garment factories. 

Fair Wear brands have the opportunity to collaborate with other leaders in the industry and learn from their journeys and good practices. The third-party credibility that Fair Wear membership offers gives legitimacy to a brand and verifies that the actions they are taking are all taken with a view to improving the lives of garment workers. Fair Wear membership is not a certification, our brands are intrinsically motivated to go the extra mile and work towards the high bar Fair Wear sets for its members.

Find out more about the benefits and opportunities that being a Fair Wear member brings, and hear directly from one of our member brands about what being a Fair Wear member means to them.

Fair Wear focuses on the European market and seeks to expand its member base by adding larger influential brands. Our preference is for brands that are visible and outspoken leaders (or willing to become one) of sustainability in the garment industry – those who can create real lasting change in the sector and positively impact the lives of garment workers. We plan to engage more with top brand management and to increase collective member learning opportunities.

To apply to be a Fair Wear member, companies should follow the steps outlined below.

  1. First, get to know who we are and what we do.
  2. Carefully read through the Fair Wear Foundation overview, our new brand performance check guide and membership fees brochures.
  3. Begin your application through the button below.
  4. Once we have received your application, you will be contacted by a representative from the Fair Wear new membership team to complete the membership application processes. For a more detailed breakdown of the application process please see the New Membership Guidelines.

Please note: The application process takes approximately 12 weeks from the submission of the first draft of your application, including your work plan and supplier register. However, this timeframe may differ, depending on factors such as the size of your company’s supply chain, the structure of your company and the time needed for consultation with Fair Wear.

Do you have any questions about the application process or membership requirements, if so feel free to contact us on [email protected]

Information about membership