Apparel Insider‘s Brett Matthews covers the launch of PayUp Fashion, writing “The #PayUp movement, a global coalition of garment workers, labour organisations and citizen advocates, has launched a long-term vision for change called PayUp Fashion, which lays out concrete, actionable labour rights goals. The announcement comes on the back of its successful campaigning for brands to pay for cancelled orders, which the movement claims has helped claw back US$22bn owed by big brands to their suppliers since March.”
The article mentions several of PayUp Fashion’s inaugural Partnering Organizations, including the Garment Worker Center in Los Angeles, the Fair Wage Network, The Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion, Custom Collaborative, Extinction Rebellion, OwlSwap, in addition to Remake, AWAJ Foundation, and Stand Up Lanka.
The article goes on to quote our co-authors. “With PayUp Fashion, the #PayUp movement is putting forth a worker-centric vision for the future of fashion. Real systemic change is only possible when workers and citizens get together, which is why we will no longer allow brands and retailers to control the conversation or shape the agenda for labor rights,” says journalist Elizabeth Cline, PayUp Fashion co-author.
“The #PayUp campaign has been incredibly important for workers in Bangladesh, particularly female workers,” adds co-author Nazma Akter, founder of AWAJ Foundation. “When companies have not paid their bills and workers have lost income, it has affected all aspects of workers lives.”
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