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.


Mainland Headwear Holdings Limited was established in Hong Kong in 1986, with its own manufacturing plants in PRC and Bangladesh. The Company is principally engaged in the design and manufacture of quality licensed casual and fashion headwear products including baseball caps, bucket hats, knitted hats, Gatsby hats, dress hats, headbands and sun visors.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: Marquette University, a Jesuit institution of higher learning is committed to ensuring that apparel bearing our university's logos are produced in safe and humane conditions. Marquette stresses the use of fair labor practices in all of the production of apparel sold on and off campus.

Maxport Limited manufactures high-tech knits and woven apparel in five factories in Vietnam.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: Michigan State supports the efforts of the human rights movement and its member institutions

MEC Brand Products. MEC's compliance program is accredited by FLA.

From the Mountain Equipment Co-op website: Our goal is to make affordable, quality products. Central to this goal is our core belief that our gear be made in a way that respects the people who manufacture it.

MV Sport – The Game looks to create the best custom-decorated apparel and headwear available anywhere.

To us, the “best” means products that match the intense passion and devotion our customers feel about the organizations whose identity they proudly wear.

To that end:

 -We strive to create the most exciting looking apparel and headwear embellished with creative decorating processes.

 -We insist our products are made in factories that abide by our strict Code of Conduct.

 -We look to reduce the environmental impact of all our actions.

The mission of the National Consumers League is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. The National Consumers League is a private, nonprofit advocacy group representing consumers on marketplace and workplace issues. We are the nation's oldest consumer organization.