FDRA Recognizes Eight Footwear Factories As Responsible Manufacturers

The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) have announced a Code of Conduct for footwear production, and eight factories (China and Vietnam) that have met this code. These factories have each been awarded the FDRA’s seal as a “Recognized Responsible Footwear Manufacturer.” The code contains clauses on workplace conditions, the treatment and safety of workers, and environmental stewardship.

2014 FDRA Recognized Responsible Footwear Manufacturers:

•           Dongguan Mayflower Footwear Corp (China)

•           Guangzhou Zhujiang Properwell Shoes Mfg. Ltd (China)

•           Hue Phong Footwear Co. Ltd (Vietnam)

•           Panyu Leader Footwear Corp (China)

•           Putian Chengyi Footwear Co. Ltd (China)

•           Right Rich VN Co. Ltd (Vietnam)

•           Serena Shoe Co. Ltd (China)

•           Yangzhou FuHeng Shoes Co. Ltd (China)

Check out the FDRA page for more info.

I haven’t worked with any of these particular companies but I think having an approved list like this is an awesome idea. Making it easier for smaller brands to find responsible factories is a great thing for the industry.

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