Pressure to quickly produce increasing quantities of cheap textiles has lead the clothing industry to allow some of the most unethical trade practices on the planet: worst examples include child labour, excessive working hours and unsafe & unhygienic working conditions.
To ensure that Continental does not contribute to the social injustice seen in manufacturing, commonly known as sweatshop labour, since 2006 they have made transparent their manufacturing supply chain with independent audits by the non-profit organisation the FAIR WEAR FOUNDATION (FWF)
FWF exists to promote fair labour conditions in the textile industry worldwide. Continental has signed up to the FWF code of labour practices, and thereby committed to monitor the factories of our suppliers. They were the first company in the UK to become a member.