Fair Wear launches the HRDD Academy

Wondering about the upcoming EUCSDDD legislation, and how it impacts you as a brand?

The European Union’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (EU CSDDD) is on its way to be adopted. The legislation will mean that European garment brands will have to implement human rights due diligence (HRDD) in their supply chains.

To help brands get to grips with these new requirements, the HRDD Academy will launch on 1st February 2024.

HRDD Academy

For the past 25 years, Fair Wear has connected and convened brands, factories, workers, trade unions, NGOs and other industry influencers, and built strong multistakeholder networks across the whole value chain. Being able to utilise each of their unique leverage, we are leading the way in demonstrating how impactful HRDD implementation can help factory workers to have their human rights realised.

The HRDD Academy is a due diligence platform for brands, powered by Fair Wear.

All participating brands can access information, guidance and tools developed by Fair Wear. These learning materials embody a ‘risk-based approach’, aligned with OECD due diligence guidance for responsible supply chains in the garment and footwear sector. They are designed to help you navigate industry standards, and most importantly, support you in creating positive change for the people who make our clothes.

Are you eligible to join the HRDD Academy?

The HRDD Academy is open to all brands.

How can you join the HRDD Academy?

Please reach out to [email protected] for more information regarding the HRDD Academy, onboarding process and costs.

Thank you for pushing for a garment industry that’s fair for all!


Pilot project

Fair Wear has been piloting the HRDD Academy throughout 2023. Just as Fair Wear membership enables garment brands to become industry frontrunners in respecting human rights across their supply chains, the HRDD Academy provides participating brands with various resources and learning pathways to raise the bar for human rights in the garment industry.

During this pilot year, Fair Wear and participating brands (both Fair Wear members and non-members) have been developing and designing an understandable, thorough, hands-on facilitation for brands to implement their HRDD in line with the OECD guidelines – a solid preparation for the upcoming EU CSDDD. The pilot runs until March 2024.

Pilot Participating brands:

  • Dibella B.V.
  • Ela Mo (neu.land GmbH)
  • Hama GmbH & Co. KG
  • Just Brands B.V.
  • Löffler GmbH
  • Snocks GmbH

Participating Fair Wear member brands:

  • ARMEDANGELS (Social Fashion Company GmbH)
  • Bel&Bo Fabrimode NV
  • HempAge AG
  • JBC n.v.
  • Kuyichi B.V.
  • Picture Organic Clothing
  • Swiss Post
  • Oberalp (SALEWA, DYNAFIT, Wild Country & LaMunt)
  • Workfashion