Tailor & Stitch Performance Check 2014
Tailor & Stitch meets most of FWF’s management system requirements. With an audit at one of their biggest suppliers in India and production in low risk countries, Tailor & Stitch meets the monitoring threshold of 40% for the first year of membership. The brand has stable supplier relations and substantial leverage at a majority of its suppliers.
Working conditions and the willingness of suppliers to cooperate on improvements are a criterion in the selection of new suppliers. Tailor & Stitch ‘s production planning and order placement system provide sufficient space to avoid excessive overtime. Follow up of the 2013 supplier audit showed intermediate steps of improvements.
In the future, steps can be taken with regards to moving towards the implementation of living wages. Moreover, with regards to raising awareness among workers for the Code of Labour Practices, it is advised to enrol suppliers in India in FWF’s Workplace Education Programme.