Living Wages Toolbox

Date: 02/12/2016


‘Start paying higher wages. Now. Analyse what worked and what didn’t. And then keep going.’

toolboxThis sentence summarises FWF’s advice to brands that seek to make real strides towards living wages in their supply chains.  And it offers more concrete advice on how to do this in Living Wages: An Explorer’s Notebook.

Use the tools below to further support efforts to raise wages in your supply chain.

HOW MUCH SHOULD WORKERS BE PAID?

  • FWF’s Wage Ladder consolidates a range of living wage benchmarks for garment producing countries/regions –> access the tool here.

HOW MUCH DOES LIVING WAGE IMPLEMENTATION COST?

  • FWF’s costing sheets – currently in beta for trial by FWF members–enable brands, factories, and worker representatives to:
    • estimate the total cost of wage increases in a factory
    • calculate how wage increases affect FOB (and retail) prices
    • discuss how to cover the difference in cost

Please contact your case manager for access to the costing sheet.

HOW CAN WE ENSURE THAT OUR LIVING WAGE EFFORTS ARE SUSTAINABLE AND MEET WORKERS NEEDS?

HOW CAN WE AVOID LEGAL RISKS WHEN COLLABORATING WITH OTHER GARMENT BRANDS TO RAISE WAGES?

ALIGNING PURCHASING PRACTICES THAT WITH LIVING WAGE EFFORTS:

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