The Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) works with multiple stakeholders, including brands, factories, trade unions, and NGOs, to improve working conditions in 11 production countries across Asia, Africa, and Europe. FWF focuses on production steps that involve sewing, as sewing is often the most labour intensive step of production in the garment industry. Its more than 80 members are based in Europe and sell products in over 20,000 retail outlets in more than 80 countries.
FWF’s model is built around the idea that change requires a major joint effort. When brands become members, FWF works with them to make step-by-step improvements in their production. This means that brands that are part of the FWF can be at dramatically different parts of their journey towards fair working conditions. FWF guides companies in making changes that will have the greatest impact on working conditions for their individual supply chains.