A Movement To Reform Fashion
Mothercare has not agreed to #PayUp
6-5-20 – Mothercare tells NPR it’s “working closely” with its suppliers during the pandemic but does not commit to #PayUp in full for cancelled orders.
3-30-20 – Mothercare cancels and puts holds on more than $60 million in clothing orders in Bangladesh, pushing factories and garment workers towards financial destitution. Estimates are that the global total that Mothercare owes to suppliers is at least ten times greater.
8-17-21 – Mothercare 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 Mothercare a “NO” under Go Transparent.
In addition to the above, to receive a “YES” for Action 3 on the PayUp Fashion Tracker, Mothercare 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 CONTRACTS
8-12-21 – Mothercare has made NO commitment to extend and expand the Bangladesh Accord on Fire & Building Safety, which has protected the lives of millions of garment makers in Bangladesh over eight years. They are on the negative side of our Accord Tracker and their lack of commitment to this binding agreement gets them a “No” under our Sign Enforceable Contracts action.