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Boohoo has made no commitment to #PayUp
2-8-21 – Boohoo purchases Burton, Wallis and Dorothy Perkins from failed retailer Arcadia Group, but does not agree to #PayUp to Arcadia Group’s suppliers, which are owed $100 million. Boohoo doesn’t purchase the Arcadia brands stores, costing 2,450 retail workers their jobs.
12-14-20 – As of November, Boohoo has not responded to inquiries from Business & Human Rights Resource Centre as to the status of their orders placed prior to the pandemic. Given the brand’s unethical sourcing practices during the pandemic and their lack of transparency surrounding the status of orders, PayUp Fashion has added Boohoo (Nasty Gal, PrettyLittleThing) to our Brand Tracker.
7-6-2020 – An investigation by The Sunday Times (UK) finds that garment workers in Leicester-based factories sewing clothing for Boohoo-owned brand Nasty Gal are paid sub-minimum wages and forced to work during lockdown in unsafe conditions. This investigation builds off the findings of a June 2020 report by Labour Behind the Label.
8-16-21 – While Boohoo does publicly disclose a list of what appears to be its active tier 1 cut-and-sew garment factories, the company has not committed to The Transparency Pledge and so we have given Boohoo a “NO” for Go Transparent. In addition to complying with The Transparency Pledge, to receive a “YES” for Action 3 on the PayUp Fashion Tracker, Boohoo must a) 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.
SIGN ENFORCEABLE AGREEMENTS
10-11-21 – Boohoo signs onto the new International Accord on fire and building safety, agreeing to individual brand accountability, an independent Secretariat to oversee the Accord, and expansion into new garment-producing countries. For their commitment, they get a yellow slash under Sign Enforceable Agreements to indicate they’ve met some conditions of this demand. They are also on the positive side of our Accord Tracker.