Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an independent, non-profit organisation striving to improve working conditions in the textile industry. The foundation is an initiative by trade organisations in the textile sector, trade unions and NGO’s.
Fair Wear Foundation verifies that member companies implement a Code of Labor Practice along their supply chain and checks compliance by monitoring audits and remediation efforts. Annual reporting by member companies and by FWF itself promotes transparency at all levels.
The basis of the collaboration between Fair Wear and a member is the Code of Labor Practices. The core of this code is made up from eight labor standards derived from ILO Conventions and the UN’s Declaration on Human Rights. This means the Fair Wear Code of Labor Practices is based on internationally recognized standards which have been set through tripartite negotiation.
- Employment is freely chosen
- There is no discrimination in employment
- No exploitation of child labor
- Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
- Payment of living wage
- Reasonable hours of work
- Safe and healthy working conditions
- Legally binding employment relationship
More information on the Fair Wear Foundation can be found here.