Exota B.V. is the Dutch fashion company behind the brand King Louie. It joined FWF in 2015.
King Louie Performance Check 2016
King Louie meets most of FWF’s management system requirements. With a monitoring percentage of 43 and a benchmark score of 47, it is placed in the Good category for members in their first year of FWF membership. King Louie’s first year of membership started four months after the start of their financial year, which means that FWF’s monitoring requirements were met within a time period of eight months.
In its first year of FWF membership, King Louie concentrated on informing all of its suppliers that it joined FWF and collecting a signed questionnaire. King Louie worked hard on identifying all production locations, including subcontractors, and focused on stabilising the supplier base and create a more fixed set of production locations. In addition to this, several audits were conducted by FWF, which were followed up by King Louie on in a structural manner.
FWF encourages King Louie to better structure and formalise its due diligence process related to selecting new suppliers; the level of working conditions at its production locations should be systematically integrated in its sourcing decisions. In addition, FWF recommends King Louie to improve its evaluation of suppliers’ social compliance.
King Louie is expected to take an active role in discussing living wages with its suppliers in production countries to ensure factory-level improvements.
Score: 47 Percentage under monitoring: 42% Category: Good