Bündnis für nachhaltige Textilien

Together for better working conditions in the garment industry

[Berlin, 2nd of November 2018] Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) and the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles signed a strategic cooperation agreement. The cooperation partners want to work together to promote fair working conditions and wages in the production countries of the garment industry. The cooperation focuses on promoting the payment of living wages and access to remedy and grievance mechanisms. To promote the payment of living wages, workshops on purchasing practices will be offered for Partnership members. Moreover, joint trainings for suppliers will be conducted in several production countries in order to improve production processes and pricing. The measures shall be included in the Partnership’s inititative concerning living wages. With regard to grievance mechanisms, the cooperation partners are currently investigating how synergies can be leveraged in the most effective way and where improvements are to me made. In addition, members of both initiatives shall benefit from mutual exchange of knowledge and coordination of supporting activities. Read on here the press release of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles from the 2nd of November 2018. About Fair Wear Foundation Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) shows it’s possible to make clothes in a fairer way – a way that supports workers’ rights to safe, dignified, properly paid employment. The non-profit organisation partners with brands and supports workers to find answers to problems others think are unsolvable. FWF keeps track of the improvements made by the companies it works with. And through sharing expertise, FWF increases the effectiveness of the efforts made by companies.

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