Introducing Fashion Offsetting
FairBuy is an App for Fashion Offsetting.
It is a concept to improve worker‘s conditions immediately but also to initiate long-term change in the industry.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE...
50 cent: They represent the average price in increase for fashion items if living wages were paid.
With FairBuy, you can donate 50 ct. for every fashion item purchase. They are forwarded untouched to projects for the garment workers.
...& MAKE IT A STATEMENT!
Your donation are registered as statements that you do care about the worker's wellbeing and are willing to carry the additional costs of the payment of living wages.
THE USERES' STATEMENTS
These statements are bundled and forwarded to the brands in order to encourage them to make their statements, too. That is to pledge to pay living wages.
THE BRANDS' STATEMENTS/PLEDGES
The Brands cannot simply get higher wages because of the long and complex supply chain.
But they can pledge their commitment to pay higher wages.
This strengthens unions in collective bargaining processes - or enables governments to raise the minimum wages.
THE POWER OF THE STATEMENTS
Some brands have tested this approach in Cambodia las year. They have made an official pledge for fair negotiations and higher wages preceding the wage negotiations. The minimum wage was raised by 28% and lies now above the poverty line
But this is just the start.
FIXING THE FASHION INDUSTRY
Our goal is to encourage more brands to join these pledges and to extend them to other countries.
THIS IS WHAT YOUR STATEMENT DO
We can't made any item FairTrade - but we sure can FairBuy it.
Let's fix the fashion industry. Together.
Item by item, statement by statement. Every time we shop.
Whatever our styles, wherever we buy - we do care.