A Movement To Reform Fashion
Global Brands Group has not agreed to #PayUp.
1-20-21 – Global Brands Group cancelled orders without payment at the start of the pandemic. And to date it has not paid for those orders, leaving factories and garment workers destitute.
7-3-20 – Celebrity sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner are accused of not paying their Bangladeshi garment workers, after it comes to light that the sisters’ brand Kendall + Kylie is managed by Global Brands Group, which has in fact cancelled orders in the country. The sisters deny the allegations, saying they no longer work with GBG, and their brand logo is taken off of the Global Brands Group website.
8-16-21 – Global Brands Group 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 GBG a “NO” under Go Transparent.
In addition to the above, to receive a “YES” for Action 3 on the PayUp Fashion Tracker, GBG 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.