Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production (WRAP) is a factory-based Certification Program for manufacturers of sewn products, including apparel, footwear and accessories. WRAP is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the certification of lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing throughout the world. WRAP apparel certification is now a requirement by most garment retailers in the U.S.
Followings are included in WRAP:
- Prohibition of Forced Labor
- Prohibition of Child Labor
- Prohibition of Harassment or Abuse
- Compensation and Benefits
- Hours of Work
- Prohibition of Discrimination
- Health and Safety
- Freedom of Association & Collective Bargaining
- Customs Compliance
Benefits of WRAP Certification:
The WRAP Certification program is grounded in the belief that factory based certification is the most effective way to ensure that work place comply with the WRAP Production Principles. The WRAP program places primary responsibility for improving work place conditions on those who own and operate sewn product manufacturing facilities. WRAP Certification Offers Market Advantage. Acceptance of WRAP Certificate by multiple brands and Retailers eliminates duplication of monitoring efforts.
Who Controls WRAP?
U.S. apparel association initiated idea, but from the time of its incorporation (2000), WRAP has been independent.
Who can apply for WRAP Certification?
All sewn product manufacturing facilities anywhere in the world, including direct sewn product production facilities, independent sewn product manufacturing suppliers, licensees, and subcontractors. Gradually program is covering other industries also.