From 20th to 26th April, Fashion Revolution Week will be held again worldwide to raise awareness for those who made our clothes and under what conditions.
While brands and retailers are struggling to keep their business afloat, on the other end of the supply chain, workers risk being subject to massive layoffs.
In countries with no or limited social security network, many garment workers are dependent on their daily income, the work in the factory brings. The future for many garment workers is under normal circumstances insecure, and in these times even more so.
In the unpredictable times, it is impossible to highlight the #whomademyclothes campaign without mentioning the severe impact the COVID-19 crisis has for the people who make our clothes. We are well aware of this, and we follow the developments closely in our production countries and the suppliers we work with to see how this is impacting the employees of our suppliers.
Fashion Revolution Week 2020 is more relevant than ever.
For Nudie Jeans, transparency has been and will continue to be a top priority, resulting in knowledge about the actual working conditions within our supply chain. We do not only care about WHO made our clothes but HOW they are made and under WHAT circumstances. This transparency begins at the cotton field and followed closely through every step of the production to the end consumer.
Our commitment to improving conditions in the supply chain, through the Fair Wear Foundation membership, helps us reveal the non-compliances and set the priority to remediate the issues. So we can contribute to a better working environment for all people involved in Nudie Jeans garment production. Fair Wear Foundation keeps following the COVID-19 developments in the production countries, providing resources and advice to the member brands on how to act.
Also, over the last 12 months, we have worked to increase the payment for our share of living wages to employees at Indian suppliers. We could also see the Female Supervisor Training, funded by Nudie Jeans, had a significant impact on the employees as well as the productivity in the factory where this training is implemented.
COVID-19 crisis or not, our commitment to the sustainable production of our garments will always be high on our agenda.
We encourage our readers to ask their favorite brands #whomademyclothes?
For further reading on our new transparency commitment, development of the living wage payments, and how we work to improve the conditions in the supply chain — keep an eye out for the 2019 Sustainability Report that will be published online soon.
You can also click here to read more Nudie Jeans sustainability news.