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Below you find a selection of articles about the work of Fair Wear Foundation. For any press enquiries please contact: Lotte Schuurman or call +31 (0)6 53 76 79 08

Dutch blogger Mumster visited FWF’s Annual Conference and made this great video! 22-11-2017

Katharine Hamnett at FWF's Annual Conference



Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

BBC World

Fair Wear Foundation and ILO Better Work will collaborate to offer the garment companies they work with new benefits and to ultimately enhance their ability to improve labour conditions. 25-05-2017

FWF, ILO Better Work to collaborate


Are Primark’s sustainability efforts enough to make a difference? FashionUnited conducted an in-depth case study on Primark’s social and sustainable efforts aims to highlight the complexity and the difficulties faced in bringing around systemic change within the global fashion industry. 20-04-2017

Are Primark's sustainability efforts enough to make a difference?

FashionUnited - UK

FWF’s former director Erica van Doorn calls on clothing brands to learn from their peers who dare to be honest about detecting child labour in their supply chains in this op.ed published by Dutch newspaper Trouw – in Dutch Here you can find the English version. 26-02-2017

Kledingmerken, weet wie je kleding maakt

Trouw writes about the obstacles that prevent garment workers from earning a living wage and how Fair Wear Foundation works to uncover and overcome them – in Dutch FWF’s Sophie Koers: ‘Die lonen moeten verdubbeld, verdriedubbeld of zelfs verzesvoudigd worden.’ 24-01-2017

Leefbare lonen textielindustrie - nog een lange weg te gaan

Oneworld - The Netherlands

Read more about the Roundtable on gender-based violence and living wage in the apparel sector held at The Daily Star Centre in Dhaka, organised by FWF. 21-12-2016  

Spread awareness to curb workplace harassment

The Daily Star - Bangladesh

An article in Bangla, about the Roundtable on gender-based violence and living wage in the apparel sector held in Dhaka.

আমরা মূলত গৃহস্থ, চাষাভূষা: শ্রম প্রতিমন্ত্রী
India supervisory training

Transform Magazin interviewed FWF’s Lisa Süss on our work in India – in German 31-07-2016

Textilindustrie: 'Wir wollen euch nicht bloßstellen'

Transform Magazin

Ankara is proving unable to protect all its Syrian refugee children. Many work illegally, including in the $40 billion textiles industry. Read more about the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on the Turkish garment industry. 26-07-2016

In Turkish sweatshops, Syrian children sew to survive


Does collaboration to raise wages in garment factories actually present a legal risk to European garment brands? No! FWF’s Living Wage specialist Anne Lally presents new legal guidance that shows the way ahead for collective corporate action on living wage.


Why competition law shouldn’t stop collaboration on living wage

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The Times of India talked with Viyakula Mary from FWF’s local partner SAVE about FWF’s Preventing Workplace Violence trainings. 05-02-2015

Helping women garment-factory workers stand up for their rights

The Times of India

The Guardian made this great overview of child labour in garment supply chains. FWF’s Lotte Schuurman was interviewed about the biggest challenges of tackling child labour in garment supply chains. 19-01-2015

Child labour in the fashion supply chain

The Guardian

Experts share their thoughts on achieving fairer wages for workers in countries that supply to the fashion industry. Read here what FWF’s Ruth Vermeulen had to say. 18-11-2014

How to achieve fair wages in the fashion industry - we ask the experts

The Guardian

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