FWF publishes stories of women garment workers in Bangladesh

The FWF project to understand the main violence issues faced by women in Bangladesh and India, as part of its programme on prevention of violence against women, has allowed to collect data on the issue at several factories in those countries. More than that, it has allowed insight into the lives of women who work at garment factories.


This is why FWF is presenting is report on the Artwork focus group project, on 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The collection of stories reflect the women’s daily lives, their family background, their work, their likes and their dislikes.




FWF contributes expertise to the 2015 Gender Academy of the ILO

One of the issues on which FWF focuses is the prevention of violence against women in the workplace. Its methodology to better understand the root causes of the problem was shared during the 2015 ILO Gender Academy at the ILO Training Centre in Turin, Italy. There, FWF hosted a session on preventing and responding to gender-based violence in global supply chains.




FWF at UN Forum on Business and Human Rights: constructive dialogue as a form of leverage

During the 2015 United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, FWF’s Head of Verification Margreet Vrieling spoke about how FWF and its member brands are exploring ways to actively contribute to remediation of labour rights violations.



Our mission is to improve labour conditions in the garment industry.

Fair Wear Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation that works with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for garment workers. FWF’s 90 member companies represent over 120 brands, and are based in seven European countries; member products are sold in over 20,000 retail outlets in more than 80 countries around the world. FWF is active in 15 production countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. Read more »