Mini Rodini is a Swedish children’s wear brand. They joined FWF in January 2016.
Mini Rodini Performance Check 2019
Mini Rodini has shown advanced results on performance indicators and has made exceptional progress, especially with its work on living wage. With a monitoring percentage of 91% and a total benchmarking score of 79, the brand is classified as a leader for the second year in a row.
Mini Rodini has increased its prices for its main Turkish supplier and its subcontractors and its main Indian supplier. In Turkey, the increased prices cover the payment of a full living wage for half an average household, even though the member does not buy more than 60% of the production volume. This means that in 28% of Mini Rodini’s supply chain workers earn a living wage, making the company a frontrunner in the industry. In its main production location in India, Mini Rodini additionally pays out its share of the living wage, based on its leverage at the supplier.
The member company takes training of suppliers very seriously. Mini Rodini has enrolled seven production locations (that together make up almost 45% of its supply chain) in a FWF training module.
With regard to production planning and pricing, FWF advises Mini Rodini to adopt a more systematic approach. Labour minute costing per style should inform the brand’s planning system and price setting. Mini Rodini shows much commitment to follow up on CAP findings and complaints. A next step would be to analyse what CAP and complaint issues are more structural and develop an approach to prevent these issues from occurring throughout the supply chain. Suppliers who do better on issues such as overtime may inspire other suppliers to improve. Therefore Mini Rodini could explore whether facilitating supplier exchanges where suppliers can learn from each other could be a tool to tackle root causes of recurring CAP issues.
Benchmarking score: 79
Percentage under monitoring: 91%