A Movement To Reform Fashion
12/20/20 – Amazon posts record $6.3 billion profits in Q3 of 2020, joining the ranks of retailers raking in record earnings during the pandemic, while garment workers’ wages have dropped 21% and 77% have reported hunger [PDF]. Amazon is the world’s largest clothing retailer, selling $30 billion worth of clothes annually, about 9% of which is its private-label brands, including Amazon Essentials, Core Io, Mae, 206 Collective, and Goodthreads. We are currently awaiting Amazon’s response regarding its commitment to Keep Workers Safe.
12/1/20 – According to the Worker Rights Consortium and an email correspondence between PayUp Fashion and Amazon, Amazon has agreed to pay for all orders for its private-label clothing lines in full and on time that were placed prior to the pandemic. The PayUp Fashion campaign does not have information on order cancellations for non-Amazon-owned brands sold via its platform.