A Movement To Reform Fashion

Abercombie & Fitch Co. also owns Hollister. This page tracks both companies.

#PAYUP

6-18-21 -Abercrombie & Fitch says they honored contracts with factories during the pandemic. We need them to put this statement in the public domain in order to meet the demands of the #PayUp campaign.

6-18-21 – We’ve added Abercombie & Fitch to our Brand Tracker, in part because the brand has seen a huge resurgance in popularity and sales growth and because a key focus of its rebrand is size, racial and socioeconomic inclusion. But these efforts don’t extend to the women who make their products. In fact, relative to other large brands, Abercrobomie & Fitch lacks transparency, it makes very little effort to reduce its negative environmental impact, and even less effort to secure the dignity and well-being of its garment and raw materials workers.  They received an abysmal score of 13 out of 100 on Remake’s Transparency Report.

GO TRANSPARENT

8-12-21 – While Abercrombie & Fitch Co. does publicly disclose a list of what appears to be its active tier 1 cut-and-sew garment factories, the company has neither committed to, nor does it publicly provide the level of detail necessary to align with, The Transparency Pledge. Tier 1 transparency is the absolute lowest bar of compliance in fashion and since Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has yet to meet it, A&F gets a “NO” for Go Transparent.

In addition to the above, to receive a “YES” for Action 3 on the PayUp Fashion Tracker, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. must a) disclose its tier 2 (fabric mills), its tier 3 (yarn and fiber mills) and tier 4 (raw materials) suppliers; b) disclose the wages of the lowest-earning workers at each factory and c) share audit and remediation reports publicly, and make these findings available to the garment workers in the audited factories.

SIGN ENFORCEABLE CONTRACTS

6-18-21 – Abercombie & Fitch is a rare global brand that refused to sign onto the 2018 extension of the Bangladesh Accord on Building & Fire Safety, a groundbreaking agreement to overhaul workplace safety to protect garment makers established in the wake of Rana Plaza, the deadliest industrial accident in the history of fashion. For walking away from an enforceable agreement to save lives, we’ve given them a red X in this category.

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