Supply Chain Innovation


There is no perfect factory or farm. Local issues and cultural norms - combined with global factors such as economic pressure and consumer demand - result in new and ever-changing threats to workers' rights each day. International supply chains are so complex that it would be impossible for any individual organization or person to solve these problems alone. FLA affiliates include companies, universities and civil society organizations that are committed to protecting workers' rights by promoting adherence to international labor standards. These diverse stakeholders draw on FLA's expertise and learn from each others' experiences to develop ethical and equitable supply chains. Learn more about the efforts of FLA affiliates below and see the impact of our work.


Gymshark is a conditioning brand dedicated to creating functional training apparel, designing innovative performance technologies and building passionate, empowered conditioning communities. 

Formed in 2012 in a garage in Birmingham, UK, there are now offices in four different regions and over 400 employees. We intend to raise the bar on the impact we have in our entire community, including our supply chain.

All apparel, including Abanderado, Alternative Apparel, Bali, Barely There, Berlei, Bonds, Bras N Things, Champion, Dim, Duofold, Gear for Sports, GTM, Hanes, JMS, Knights Apparel, L'eggs, Lovable, Nur Die, Outer Banks, Playtex, Sheridan, Wonderbra and other licensed brands. Hanesbrands' compliance program is accredited by FLA.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: Because Harvard takes a traditional approach concerning the types of products it will license and how the marks may be used on them, both licensing programs utilize a rigorous set of standards when evaluating companies requesting licenses.


All HUGO BOSS’ apparel, shoes, and leather accessories producers. The HUGO BOSS brands include BOSS, BOSS Green, BOSS Orange, and HUGO.

From the HUGO BOSS website: As a manufacturer of clothing, shoes and accessories for the premium and luxury segment, HUGO BOSS is responsible for adhering to sustainability standards throughout the global value chain. Fair and safe working conditions are one focal point of the company’s sustainability commitment.

We believe that this is an important moment in our industry where the adoption of an approach to supply chain management, which is more holistic and less compliance-focused, is allowing companies to achieve the goal of real improvements in workers lives. Hybrid Apparel, conscious of this historical opportunity, wanted to participate in this change in our industry and selected the Fair Labor Association as a partner in this journey. The FLA provides invaluable tools such as inspiring best practices and valuable feedback to our business practices.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct:  For more than 160 years, Illinois State University has been preparing students to be informed and engaged citizens and leaders in their chosen fields. A strong commitment to a sustainable future ensures that the University’s tradition of excellence will continue well into the future.

ICAR harnesses the collective power of progressive organizations to push governments to create and enforce rules over corporations that promote human rights and reduce inequality.

From the J.America website: J.America’s (now part of Vetta Brands) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mission is to conduct business in an ethical manner, to promote and protect worker’s rights worldwide and to help improve working conditions by partnering with our global supply chain. We require our suppliers to conduct business with the highest of standards and ethics while respecting human rights and complying with local laws by committing to our Workplace Code of Conduct and submitting to third party audits of their facilities.