A Movement To Reform Fashion
Edinburgh Woollen Mill owns Peacocks, Bomarché, Austin Reed. In 2021, it sold the Jaeger brand to Marks & Spencer.
Edinburgh Woollen Mill has not agreed to #PayUp.
5-13-21 – Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Peacocks are purchased by investors out of administration. While EWM claims to have paid for some of Peacocks cancelled orders over a year after the money was owed, putting incredible financial stress on suppliers, it’s unclear how much of the originally-owed sum was covered.
5-27-20 – Bangladesh’s largest apparel export trade association, the BGMEA, threatens to blacklist Edinburgh Woollen Mill from future business in the country if it does not agree to #PayUp for orders that it placed and that were completed or in-process prior to the pandemic.
4-30-20 – Edinburgh Woollen Mill cancel all orders completed and in-production prior to the pandemic, threatening to push numerous factories in Bangladesh into financial ruin.
8-18-21 – Edinburgh Woollen Mill has not committed to The Transparency Pledge and, notably, it does not appear to publicly disclose even a basic tier 1 cut-and-sew garment factory list. Tier 1 transparency is the absolute lowest bar of compliance in fashion and since the company has yet to meet it, we have given EWM a “NO” under Go Transparent.
In addition to the above, to receive a “YES” for Action 3 on the PayUp Fashion Tracker, EWM 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.