A Movement To Reform Fashion
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. also owns Hollister. This page tracks both companies.
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.
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
Abercrombie & Fitch is a rare global brand that has refused to sign the new International Accord on fire and building safety, a groundbreaking agreement to overhaul workplace safety to protect garment makers devised in the wake of Rana Plaza, the deadliest industrial accident in the history of fashion. Today, the Accord is the industry standard for workplace safety agreements, with more than 150 brand signatories as of December of 2021.
Abercrombie & Fitch’s lack of concern for the lives of its makers is disturbing, earning it a “NO” for Sign Enforceable Agreements.
HELP PASS LAWS
The Garment Worker Protection Act
Abercrombie & Fitch is a member of a trade association, the AAFA, that lobbied heavily against California’sGarment Worker Protection Act (SB62), a landmark bill that passed despite corporate opposition in 2021 and that aims to end wage theft in garment factories by holding brands jointly accountable. Our expectation is that companies will support and not lobby against laws like SB62 that strengthen brand accountability, earning Abercrombie & Fitch a “NO” for Help Pass Laws.