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BIRMINGHAM – Fair Wear Foundation has launched the WellMade project for procurement professionals on the catwalk of the Professional Clothing Show in Birmingham.
Through seminars and a supporting website, WellMade helps procurement officers in dealing with social criteria. On Tuesday, visitors and exhibitors of the Birmingham fair learned how to motivate their suppliers to respect and implement labour standards – and ensure that they do. They received hands on tools to have a positive impact on labour conditions in clothing supply chains.
Fair Wear Foundation launched the WellMade project for garment professionals in July 2013. Shortly after that, the organisation developed a procurement version too. Over the next two years the WellMade procurement session will be held at dozens of trade fairs and events across Europe. The free seminars are open to public and corporate procurement officers.