Supply Chain Innovation

Fast Retailing

All Fast Retailing group brand’s apparel and footwear. The Fast Retailing group brands include UNIQLO, GU, Theory, COMPTOIR DES COTONNIERS, PRINCESSE TAM.TAM, J Brand.

From the Fast Retailing website: Making clothing meeting the world's highest standards means providing more than simply good quality products. FR believes the highest standards can only be achieved by maintaining strong partnerships with all suppliers, and ensuring responsible working environments and manufacturing processes. To creating the world's highest standards for clothing, FR must achieve quality in the social sphere, quality partnerships, and quality business processes.


The Fair Labor Association (FLA) expects its affiliates to account for the impact of business decisions on workers in their global supply chains. The FLA recognizes that during the COVID-19 pandemic, companies of all sizes face challenges and difficult choices that will affect many – including the most vulnerable workers. Based on the extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19 and with the well-being of workers as a priority, the FLA on April 6 issued a series of recommendations based on the application of FLA principles during the pandemic. The FLA’s Principles of Fair Labor...

This is a Third Party Complaint (TPC) investigation like none other. Typically the Fair Labor Association initiates these investigations with the intention of assessing and, as needed, remediating ongoing labor rights violations in a supplier factory. At times the process reaches to recent factory retrenchments and closures.

The FLA board of directors voted in February 2019 to accredit the labor factory monitoring program of fashion company Fast Retailing, which owns, among others, UNIQLO, Helmut Lang and Theory. Fast Retailing joined FLA in 2015.  

On February 21, 2016, the Deriteks trade union in Turkey filed a Third Party Complaint with the FLA regarding the factory Aydinli Deri Konfekslyon San. ve Tic, S.A. located in Istanbul, Turkey.  FLA-affiliated company Hugo Boss was actively sourcing from the factory at the time of the complaint.