FAIR WEAR FOUNDATION
Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) was founded over seventeen years ago as an independent not-for-profit foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. FWF's mission is to improve — together with companies, factories and stakeholders — the working conditions in the global clothing and textile industry. FWF has brought together the expertise of trade unions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and business associations to achieve sustainable and replicable improvements in the garment industry.
FWF has a multi-level approach. At the factory level, FWF checks on the working conditions at factories supplying over 85 European FWF member companies. At the brand level, FWF verifies the member's management systems and their effectiveness in preventing and addressing labour law violations in their supply chain. At the complaints handling level, FWF provides complaint helplines accessible for workers and local stakeholders; and offers training for workers and factory managers on the rights and responsibilities of employees.