workfashion is a Swiss workwear company that joined Fair Wear Foundation in February 2015.
workfashion performance check 2018
Workfashion has shown advanced results on performance indicators and has made exceptional progress. With a monitoring percentage of 97%, workfashion goes beyond the required threshold for members after three years of membership. With a score of 78 points, workfashion has been awarded the ”Leader” category.
Workfashion sources about 90% of its production volume from five suppliers in Macedonia. For some specific products it sources from several Chinese and Turkish factories. The brand has strong systems in place when it comes to human rights due diligence at new suppliers and country risk management. In 2017, workfashion was an active participant in the FWF living wage incubator, which aims to raise wages to a living wage level at suppliers. The brand achieved to create more transparency in costing at suppliers. The next step will be to start increasing wages. Workfashion deserves praise for the fact that the brand is transparent about its production locations and the issues the brand encounters at its suppliers.
FWF recommends workfashion to take active measures when it comes to excessive overtime and the non-payment of legal minimum wages at suppliers. Furthermore, the brand can set up a supplier evaluation system with clear indicators, including rewards for suppliers in case they perform well on social and environmental indicators.
The brand managed to obtain leader status within three years’ time. FWF would like to encourage workfashion to keep the same level of ambition and tackle complex issues such as living wages and social dialogue at their suppliers.
Percentage under monitoring: 97%