A Movement To Reform Fashion
6-1-20 – Lululemon joins the list of retailers and brands agreeing to #PayUp and protect garment workers during the pandemic by publicly committing to pay for all completed and in-process orders placed prior to the pandemic on time and in full.
KEEP WORKERS SAFE
2-3-21 – Lululemon has failed to Keep Workers Safe during the pandemic. The company has not signed onto the Severance Guarantee Fund and has not committed to donate 1% of net sales towards garment worker direct relief. Lululemon is a signatory to the ILO Call to Action, which promises to “protect garment workers’ income,” and yet eleven months after forming the Call to Action has released a staggeringly insufficient sum of money (less than $200 million to just four countries). Because the ILO Call to Action does not require brands to put any of their own money into relief, it is at risk of becoming a taxpayer bailout of workers sewing clothes for profitable corporations.
12-20-20 – Lululemon turns a $144 million profit during Q3 of 2020, joining the list of brands turning record pandemic profits. As part of our #ShareYourProfits campaign, PayUp Fashion demands that Lululemon commit to the Severance Guarantee Fund and contributes 1% of net sales to direct relief for garment workers.
8-16-21 – Lululemon meets its commitment to the Transparency Pledge by publicly disclosing all of its direct cut and sew factories, or its tier 1 suppliers. Beyond this, Lululemon does also disclose some of its tier 1 subcontractors and its top 10 strategic tier 2 (fabric mills) suppliers. The brand thus receives a yellow slash for its progress towards Go Transparent.
To receive a “YES” for Action 3 on the PayUp Fashion Tracker, Lululemon must a) additionally disclose the remainder of its tier 2, 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.