A Movement To Reform Fashion
Athleta is owned by Gap Inc., which also owns Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic.
7-11-20 – Gap Inc. (Gap, Old Navy, Athleta, Banana Republic) cancelled some orders and imposed discounts on others at the start of the pandemic. But after months of pressure from the #PayUp campaign, Gap Inc. has agreed to #PayUp, paying for all orders completed and in-process at the start of the pandemic in full. Though the company is extending payment times, Gap Inc. granted low-cost financing to suppliers to ease this burden.
KEEP WORKERS SAFE
2-3-21 – Gap Inc. (Gap, Old Navy, Athleta, Banana Republic) has failed to Keep Workers Safe. The brand has not signed onto the Severance Guarantee Fund and has not contributed 1% of its net revenue to direct relief. In fact, it’s unclear what if anything Gap Inc. has donated to garment workers. Like many other large American brands, Gap Inc. is a signatory to the UAID MOU, which promises to “pursue much-needed relief” for female garment workers in Asia. To date, the USAID MOU has released no money and is a woefully inadequate response to this crisis.
12-20-20 – Gap Inc. (Gap, Old Navy, Athleta, Banana Republic) turns a $95 million profit in Q3 of 2020, joining the ranks of brands that have returned to earnings during the pandemic. PayUp Fashion demands that Gap Inc. #ShareYourProfits by committing to the Severance Guarantee Fund for laid-off workers and contribute 1% of net revenue to direct relief.
8-17-21 – GAP Inc. publicly discloses all of its Tier 1 suppliers – its cut and sew factories – and is close to aligning with its commitment to the Transparency Pledge. To receive a “YES” for Action 3 on the PayUp Fashion Tracker, it must be in full compliance with the The Transparency Pledge and a) additionally disclose its tier 2 (fabric mills), 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.