Preventing Workplace Violence: Fair Wear Foundation reports preliminary project results

  You might recall this post from 2011 announcing a grant had been awarded to the Fair Wear Foundation for work in India and Bangladesh, in partnership with SAVE and Cividep, in India, and the AMRF Society and Awaj Foundation, in Bangladesh. Today, November 25th, is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. To mark […]

Fair Wear Foundation awarded UN grant to support garment workers in India and Bangladesh

The Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) has been awarded a grant by the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund). Working in India and Bangladesh, the three year grant will be used by FWF and four partner organizations (SAVE and Cividep, in India, and the AMRF Society and Awaj Foundation in […]

The Fair Wear Formula

The Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) has recently produced a short film which presents a clear summary of what they do, how they do it, and the reasons why. The organisation works towards fair labour conditions for garment workers. To define this they identify eight labour standards based upon the UN human rights principles. These objectives […]

READ// the Fair Wear formula

The Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) has launched a new publication, the Fair Wear formula. “The design by Ruben @ Buro RuSt combines with the more than readable texts by Anne Lally combine to create an innovative, attractive description of the FWF approach to improving labour conditions in garment supply chains. In hardback or paperback.” (FWF) […]

What not to wear – child labour and cotton

NOTE: This event has been re-scheduled from June when it was cancelled due to the tube strike Title: What not to wear – child labour and cotton Location: London Link out: Click here Description: Uzbekistan is the third biggest exporter of cotton in the world. Its booming cotton industry generates over US$1billion annually, but the […]

LEARN // The WellMade Project

  A three year project that began in 2013, WellMade provides free online resources designed to help brands better support labour rights in their supply chains. The Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is lead partner on the initiative, working collaboratively with other partners and associates. There are currently four specific case studies to assist brands: (1) […]

The Bangladesh Project // Update

“If the 3 ½ million mostly women garment workers win their wage increase, it will allow them to climb out of misery and at least into poverty.” (Charles Kernaghan, National Labor Committee) The Bangladeshi Government has agreed to increase the minimum wage in Bangladesh by 80%. While you might think this is high enough, at […]

Responsible Design: Why should design students care?

Earlier this month SA had the pleasure of interviewing David Goldsmith from The Swedish School of Textiles and Parsons, Eleanor Dorrien-Smith from PARTIMI, Kat Ross and Larissa Clark from the Environmental Justice Foundation, Carolina Gomez-Aubert from Lunamano, and Sophie Koers from the Fair Wear Foundation. We asked them for their take on responsible design, and […]

Twitter feed @ FEI: Fast Forward panel discussion

Panel Discussion at the FEI Conference, Tuesday 2nd 2010. Topic: Moving Forward How can ethical practice be integrated into the design and business of fashion? Participants: Anannya Bhattacharjee (Asia Floor Wage Campaign) Alex Mcintosh (Centre for Sustainable Fashion) Sophie Koers (Fair Wear Foundation) Nieves Ruiz Ramos (Bibico)

Fast Forward: Fashioning an Ethical Industry International Conference

Title: Fast Forward: Fashioning an Ethical Industry International Conference Location: London Link out: Click here “In a time when we are increasingly concerned with the impact of the fashion industry on people and the planet students need to be equipped to design the way we make and consume fashion differently. This two day international conference […]