Who can seek WRAP certification?
WRAP certifications can only be granted to individual production units. Holding companies, brands, and retailers are not eligible to apply. Furthermore, our Certification Program is mainly focused on the sewn products, apparel, and footwear sectors and related industries.
How does a production facility get WRAP-certified?
Attaining a WRAP certificate involves a 5-step process. It begins with the production facility filing an initial application with WRAP and paying the registration fee. Then the facility will conduct a Pre-Audit Self-Assessment of its compliance with WRAP’s 12 Principles, which is followed by an audit conducted by one of our accredited monitoring firms. The report from that audit is sent to WRAP, where WRAP and an independent review board then decide to issue a certificate. See our certification page for more information.
How long does it take to get WRAP-certified?
It depends on the preparedness of the facility at the time of application. It can take as little as six weeks to get certified but can take anywhere from 2-6 months, or in rare cases even longer, from the time an application is submitted for a certificate to be granted. See our certification page for more information.
How much does it cost to get WRAP-certified?
WRAP charges a registration fee of U.S. $1,195 for new facilities seeking certification as well as for Platinum and Gold-certified facilities seeking renewals (Silver-certified facilities seeking timely renewal are charged a reduced registration fee of U.S. $895). This fee does not include the price of the audit, which is set by the individual monitoring firms and paid directly to them by the facility seeking certification. See our certification page for more information.
How can I find out if a facility is WRAP-certified?
A list of currently certified facilities can be found on our world map. To have your facility displayed on our world map, please email our Compliance Administration department.
Can I get a single WRAP certificate for multiple facilities?
No. Each unit must undergo the process separately.
A certain brand claims to be WRAP-certified. Is this true?
No. Brands and retailers themselves cannot be WRAP-certified. Only individual production units can be.
How do I know if my clothes were made in a WRAP-certified facility?
Supply chains for garments and footwear are long and complex, making it very difficult to tag any one of them as being made entirely in WRAP-certified facilities. For instance, while the final assembly of a shirt may have taken place in a WRAP-certified facility, the cloth, buttons, or other components may have been made in a facility that is not WRAP-certified. WRAP is not a consumer-facing organization; we do not maintain a system for tagging garments and footwear that were made in our certified facilities. Several brands and retailers, however, have chosen to indicate on their websites whether they source from WRAP-certified facilities.
What companies accept WRAP certification?
Over 700 buyers, brands, and retailers around the world accept our certifications, though each of them does so in varying ways according to their own unique social compliance programs. WRAP continues to be the most accepted independent certification in the sewn products industry. Some companies may choose to accept a WRAP certification in lieu of their own audits, while others prefer to accept WRAP certifications only for facilities where they themselves have conducted the initial inspection. Some companies have also elected to accept WRAP certificates only in specific countries, or solely for their licensees, or only in facilities that have been audited by a particular firm. If you are a vendor looking for more information about how a specific brand utilizes WRAP, please contact us.