We went through ACCOUNTABLE to verify our lowest wage is a living wage. Their methodology looks at a combination of the leading industry standards—Wage Indicator and Trading Economics—local cost of living data, and survey data from the facilities they audit. Based on those data points, they determine the living wage by working with partners in the factory’s local community and the auditor. Elements of a living wage include nutrient-rich food, water, housing, education, healthcare, transportation, childcare, clothing and other essential needs, and savings for unexpected events.
Articles in this section
- What is the Lowest Wage Challenge?
- How can I participate in the Lowest Wage Challenge?
- What are wages currently like for factory workers in the fashion industry?
- Why are living wages important?
- Why is publishing lowest wages the most critical step toward living wages?
- How are lowest wages different from a living wage, or a fair wage?
- How do you calculate a living wage?
- What is ACCOUNTABLE?
- How do brands dodge responsibility for living wages?
- Will moving to living wages make products cost more?