Fair Wear

At Fair Wear, we know there’s a better way to make clothes. We want to see a world where the garment industry supports workers in realising their rights to safe, dignified, properly paid employment.

Fair Wear Foundation is an Amsterdam-based non-profit organisation that works with its member brands and garment industry influencers (trade unions, civil society organisations, governments, etc.) to improve the lives and working conditions of the people that make our clothes.

When brands become Fair Wear members, they commit to implementing the Code of Labour Practices and have to work hard to demonstrate how they are improving the conditions of their supply chains. We verify their progress in an annual Brand Performance Check, in which we examine how well a brand is doing in relation to certain topics, including implementing living wages, reducing excessive overtime, and more. Based on the results of the Brand Performance Check, brands will be placed into one of the following categories: Leader, Good, Needs Improvement or Suspended.

It’s important to note that Fair Wear is not a certification body. A brand can’t become a member, use our logo, and then just sit back and relax. We expect brands to improve year on year, so they have to work hard!

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