At Fair Wear, we know there’s a better way to make clothes. A fairer way. The global garment industry employs some 60 million workers, most of whom face difficult and unsafe working conditions, don’t earn enough to cover their living expenses, and have limited freedom to stand up for their rights. Our goal is to push the garment industry towards the new normal: a world where fashion is fair for all. We work with our 120+ member brands, who are committed to finding a fairer way to make clothes, and we engage directly with factories, trade unions, NGOs and governments to find answers to problems others think are unsolvable. Together we’re stitching together new solutions across the supply chain to make fashion fair for everyone.
Behind every item of clothing are people who have woven and dyed the fabric, trimmed and stitched it together. Sustained living wages are a human right. Everyone should receive a wage that covers their basic needs. This is not the reality for millions of garment workers across the globe. Our Living Wage tools and knowledge-sharing capabilities help brands, suppliers, trade unions and others understand how it is possible to increase wages for workers and still remain competitive.