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.


About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: The Johns Hopkins University is committed to conducting its business affairs in a fair and ethical manner. Once a business relationship has been established, the University expects an agreement's terms to be honored at all times. Should the University have reason to believe that a vendor has abrogated the terms of an agreement, action shall be taken to determine the facts of the matter.

Kathmandu branded products:   apparel, tents, sleeping bags, packs, and bags.

From Kathmandu's sustainability report:  In 2014, we joined the Fair Labor Association to enhance our long-standing social compliance program, and to improve working conditions throughout our supplier network. This membership will give us critical guidance to address unresolved corrective action plans, setting up grievance mechanisms with regional partners, and providing us with a distinct road map toward global best practice.

Kay & Emms Pvt. Ltd., headquartered in Pakistan, produces knitted fabric and garments.

From the Kay & Emms website: At Kay & Emms we don’t only care machinery that produce, we care people and society who make run the company.


Headquartered in Zhejiang, China, Kingdom is the largest linen/hemp yarn manufacturer in the world and the largest exporter of linen/hemp yarn in China.

L2 Brands is a leading supplier of best‐in‐class casual apparel, headwear, and home décor in the Collegiate, Resort and Corporate channels. Marketed under the League and Legacy brand names and co‐located in Pennsylvania, L2 has been the leader in the campus retail channel for more than 25 years, selling to more than 3000 leased and independent campus stores nationwide.

All Lakeshirts/Blue84 apparel and Zephyr Graf-X apparel and headwear. Lakeshirts, Inc. has two brands: Blue 82 and Zephyr Graf-X. In 2020, Lakeshirts acquired Zephyr Graf-X. The FLA accredited the Zephyr social compliance program in 2010 and accredited the Lakeshirts social compliance program in 2019.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: Lehigh pursued an affiliation with the Fair Labor Association to ensure that apparel bearing Lehigh's name and logo is produced under fair working conditions. The FLA provides independent monitoring and verification to protect workers' rights and improve working conditions in factories worldwide.  It was important to Lehigh to ensure that licensing revenue does not come at the expense of the workers that manufacture its collegiate products.

At lululemon, as a healthy lifestyle inspired company, everything we do is rooted in the belief that, together with our guests, partners, and communities, we can create positive change to build a healthier world. We believe a responsible supply chain starts with us and the decisions we make. This is why we actively partner with our vendors toward creating a safer, more equitable supply chain that supports the well-being of people who make our products.