Collaboration with prAna Winning FTC USA
FEAV’s customer, prAna is a subsidiary of Columbia. The brand has been promoting sustainable practices and holds its supply chain to a high standard. In 2009, prAna became the first fair trade certified apparel brand by Fair Trade USA. Being fair trade certified guarantees that corporations acquire products from suppliers at a fair price. Meanwhile, suppliers must abide by the standards set forth by International Labor Organization and Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ensure fair wage for employees, create safe workplace and balance business growth and environmental protection. prAna also urges its suppliers to be fair trade certified.
In 2020, FEAV became the second fair trade certified apparel manufacturer in Vietnam to partner with prAna. In the future, prAna will allocate 2% of sales proceeds from FEAV products of FEAV employees, who will form an independent organization to decide how the fund should be utilized. We also established Fair Trade Premium Management Team, which consists of 16 female and 3 male employees. The team assesses employee needs; implements labor condition advancement projects; provides assistance with annual audit. The team also provides assistance with annual audit. Being fair trade certified boosts the partnership between FEAV and prAna. It will also help FEAV form partnership will more brand customers.