TWO STEPS FOR FAIRER WAGES
They represent the average price increase for lifestyle products (such as fashion items) if living wages were paid.
That's right, you have to take only these two steps!
We take care of the rest.
Our two steps are:
Forwarding the money and
forwarding the statements.
Society's two steps are:
For brands to sign pledges for higher wages - and
for governments and/or industries to implement them.
AN APP FOR FAIR WAGES
We may not want - or be able - to spend a fortune on fashion (or lifestyle) products, but we DO CARE about the workers' wellbeing and ARE WILLING to bear the costs for the payment of living wages - these are on average 50 cents per item.
With FairBuy we make this our statement (and add credibility by forwarding the money!) to encourage the fashion companies to make their statements, too - that is, to pledge to pay living wages. This is necessary to enable unions to negotiate higher wages (or governments, to fix higher minimum wages) without having to fear the loss of their customers, and thereby of their jobs altogether.
This approach has been tested successfully by a few pioneer brands in one country - let's use our statements to encourage more brands to join and all to extend these pledges to more countries!
To find out more about
how fashion offsetting works:
To be guided through
the offsetting process on the app:
... or use the menu or the shortcuts above
to browse through our site and learn more about the fashion industry!
Introducing the concept of FASHION OFFSETTING.
To learn how it works, watch our 90 seconds explanatory video or read on below
Fixing the fashion industry
with the FairBuy App in 2 easy steps
with 50 cents per item
(which represent the average increase in production costs if fair wages were paid and are forwarded untouched to initiatives for the workers)
and the statement these represent:
That we DO care for the workers' wellbeing
and ARE willing to carry the additional costs of fair wages.
AN APP FOR
Fixing the fashion industry with 50 cts per item.
For you, a tip.
For a garment worker, the difference to a living wage.
So make that difference, tip your garment worker.
Done! You have already taken your two steps,
this is where the impact logic starts:
We forward the statements to the brands to encourage them
to make their statements, too, that is to sign pledges to pay higher wages,
which enable governments to set (or trade unions to negotiate) higher wages
without having to fear the loss of garment jobs to countries with even cheaper labour.