A Movement To Reform Fashion
Forever 21 has not agreed to #PayUp
5-9-21 – Forever 21 has a long history of labor rights violations, particularly in Los Angeles, where they produce fast fashion in sweatshops where workers earn as little as $6 an hour. According to a tip provided to the PayUp Fashion campaign, Forever 21 has cancelled at least a half a million dollars’ worth of orders in Bangladesh without payment. Forever 21 has made no public commitment to pay its suppliers for orders made prior to the pandemic.
8-17-21 – Forever 21 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 Forever 21 a “NO” under Go Transparent.
In addition to the above, to receive a “YES” for Action 3 on the PayUp Fashion Tracker, Forever 21 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.