Suitsupply, a fashion company specialised in suits, joined FWF in May 2007. Suistudio, the sister brand to Suitsupply, joined FWF as a member brand in May 2018.
Brand Performance Check 2019
This brand performance check report is for both Suitsupply and Suistudio. Suistudio is a brand owned by Suitsupply B.V. and shares the CSR department. Suitsupply’s production locations include all of Suistudio’s production locations.
Suitsupply has shown advanced results on performance indicators and has made exceptional progress. In the past financial year (2018), Suitsupply has monitored 98% of its total FOB. It has gone beyond the FWF required monitoring threshold of 80% for a member past three years of membership. Suitsupply scored 83 in this brand performance check, which means that the company is again placed in the ‘Leader’ category.
Suitsupply has increased the number of its production locations due to business expansion. It managed to maintain high leverage in most of its suppliers and continues to work with existing suppliers. Suitsupply could demonstrate the link between its prices and the wages paid to workers, which helps to ensure minimum wage. Suitsupply has conducted various projects in partnership with its suppliers to increase worker wages towards living wages. In most factories, Suitsupply used a FWF local audit team to identify issues and continuously made efforts to remediate. All three complaints received from workers in 2018 have been resolved. In order to involve workers in the process of improving working conditions, Suitsupply has started to conduct a worker wellbeing survey. In addition, Suitsupply worked with a trade union in Myanmar to provide training on freedom of association to the workers.
FWF encourages Suitsupply to continue its path in improving working conditions with the engagement of workers and their representatives. Suitsupply could take an advanced step in demonstrating its progress and impact by increasing wages and facilitating social dialogue
Percentage under monitoring: 98%