Tailor & Stitch Performance Check 2015
Tailor & Stitch meets most of FWF’s management system requirements. With an audit at two main suppliers in India and China, Tailor & Stitch has monitored 75% of the company’s 2014 purchasing volume, which meets the requirement for members in their second year of membership. The brand has stable supplier relations and substantial leverage at their main supplier in India.
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. The company should work on increasing transparency on working hour records with the Chinese supplier. Follow up of the 2013 and 2014 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 amongworkers for the Code of Labour Practices, it is advised to enrol suppliers in India and China in FWF’s Workplace Education Programme.Download