There’s no going back to business as usual. A reformed fashion industry will have stronger labor laws, more transparency and corporate accountability, higher wages, and a more empowered workforce. Here’s seven ideas for how to get there.
[Treehugger] A Movement Called PayUp Fashion Urges Brands to Protect, Not Exploit, Their Vulnerable Essential Workers
Treehugger.com features PayUpFashion and our road map for change: Last March, a catastrophe hit Asia's garment-producing countries. Major fashion brands canceled orders worth more than $40 billion, citing COVID-induced store closures and a severely weakened retail...
#ShareYourProfits Campaign Highlights the Transfer of Wealth From Workers to Brands During the Pandemic
A new campaign calls on profitable brands to provide a safety net for workers. The top 20 brands have increased their market capitalization by 11% since the start of the pandemic. Meanwhile, worker wages are down 21%.
[Vice News] Half of Sri Lanka’s Covid Cases Linked to a Factory That Manufactures for GAP, Calvin Klein, and Victoria’s Secret
Vice News investigates a 10,000-person outbreak of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, linked back to a garment factory that manufactures for Western brands, and interviews PayUp Fashion coalition members Remake and StandUp Movement.
This week, the viral #PayUp movement passed 3,000 signatures on its PayUp Fashion road map to reform the industry, and sent an equal number of customized messages to brand executives demanding they make garment worker justice a priority moving forward. #PayUp was in...
When clothing brands began cancelling orders and delaying payments to their factories in response to the halted sales and store shutdowns during the Covid pandemic, the impact of these lost payments was felt hardest by garment workers whose hands sewed the clothes. If...
PayUp Fashion’s Ayesha Barenblat Talks to Eco-Age on the Seven Actions Holding Fast Fashion Accountable
Eco-Age.com Magazine interviews PayUp Fashion coalition member and Remake founder Ayesha Barenblat about the #PayUp campaign and our Seven Actions for change, how the campaign verifies its information, and why people power is necessary to hold brands accountable.
Fashionista.com covers L.A.’s long history of wage theft and labor exploitation in the apparel supply chain, where undocumented women from Mexico and Central America often toil sewing clothes for fast fashion companies like Forever 21 and Fashion Nova at a third of the legal minimum wage.
We’ve tried decades worth of awareness-raising for sweatshop workers, and we’ve allowed big companies to lead change on social and environmental issues in their factories. That strategy has failed. Here are the reforms that labor rights groups say the apparel industry needs to make, and why the pandemic provides an historic opportunity to see them realized.
[Eco Warrior Princess] #PayUp Pressure Pays Off: Brands Commit to Paying Billions to Garment Factories
Eco Warrior Princess covers the devastating decision made by global apparel brands to cancel orders and refuse payment to their garment factories for completed goods worth $40 billion at the start of the pandemic.