The minimum salary in Vietnam is 600 000 VND per month (33 USD) but many people still do not reach this amount of salary. At Fair Fashion’s workshops, this is the income of a 16 or 17 year’s old girl who just comes out of her apprenticeship. The income is obviously regularly re-evaluated according to the progresses and technical command of the person. Otherwise the average income of the employees is roughly of 160 Usd per month.
Fair Fashion Invest very light in marketing, so Clothes are not more expensive than big brands.
The working time is fixed to be of 44 hours per week, from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m to 12 a.m and from 1 p.m to 5 p.m. And Saturday from 8 a.m to 12 a.m. If willing, each employee can work 45 minutes more each day and so not working on Saturday.
Each employee enjoys 4 weeks of paid leave each year.
Extra hours are paid 50 percent in more.
Since September 2009, Fair Fashion has moved in a 4-storey-house of 600 square meter. These new business premises are bigger, more spacy, cooler and more luminous. All of the activity is grouped there together: manufacture and management. Now there is a nice shop too.
Social Security Cover
The Social Security Cover is ensured in medical and social terms by the vietnamese government. Fair fashion assure 100% of the national insurance contributions. (27 % besides the salary)
In case of unfitness for work or sick leave, Fair Fashion still fully (100%) pays the employees.
The professional training is given during 2 or 3 years until the apprentice gets the Level 3. That Level is a kind of “vocational training qualification”. It is given to dressmakers who are qualified enough to realize by themselves an Ao Dai of good quality. The Ao Dai is the traditional Vietnamese women’s costume. The standards are awarded by Vietnamese peers of Level 6.
During their training time, the young girls do not work at Fair Fashion’s production workshops. They make clothes for the other girls of the centre or for their family.
The necessary criterions for working to Fair Fashion are: being at least 16 years old and having reached the Level 3.
The person in charge of production and training
The total production amount is organized and controlled by Nghi who is dressmaking professional. With more than 15 years of experience with many of repute tailors, Nghi gives an entire importance to quality as well as to finishing. According to her, a piece of clothing must be good inside and outside. She is in charge of cutting all of the materials; activity for which she took courses after her working day, with teachers only a few months ago.
Nghi has trained and still trains every one of the Fair Fashion’s dressmakers. Nowadays, among all the dressmakers who have had a trainee at Fair Fashion, 15 of them currently work with famous tailors or have set up their own business.
She really has a passion for her job.
Nothing gets out from Fair Fashion unless she gives her approval.
She's one of the best tailor in Vietnam!
Hai Yen Truong was elected best stylist designer of Vietnam in 1999. She speak perfectly english, french and vietnamese.
Hai Yen manage productions for Europe, Canada, Japan, Singapore and Australia.
More than fifteen years of experience with big brands mark Westerners make her a real professional.
Grégory Caplot joined Fair Fashion to insure follow up of the international orders and to inform customers.
Bitter to have worked 9 years in the field of the mass-market retailing, Gregory preferred to direct his professionelle career in the field of the international solidarity.
Administrative and accountant staff.
Alliance Anti Trafic and Fair Fashion.
Manager, Responsible for the development:
Aprés more than 20 years crossed in positions of commercial Director for bigs international groups; Marc Blanchard chose to put his skills in the service of the work of these women rather than to that of the share olders of multinationals.
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