A Movement To Reform Fashion


9-10-20 – After months of pressure from the #PayUp campaign, Primark finally agrees to #PayUp on time and in full for all orders placed prior to the pandemic.

4-29-20 – According to the Worker Rights Consortium, Primark has reinstated $460 million in orders it originally cancelled. However, the company still owes a substantial amount for other outstanding orders and has imposed long delays in payments, putting its suppliers and garment workers under extreme financial distress.


2-11-21 – Primark has failed to Keep Workers Safe. The company has not responded to PayUp Fashion regarding  our demands that brands contribute to the Severance Guarantee Fund for laid-off garment workers and contribute 1% of net revenue towards direct relief for garment workers impacted by the pandemic. Like many other large brands, Primark is a signatory to the ILO Call to Action, which promised eleven months ago to “protect garment workers’ income,” but the Call to Action has to date released a staggeringly insufficient sum of money to garment workers (less than $200 million to just four countries) and is in no way a satisfactory response to this crisis.


8-12-21 – Primark publicly discloses almost all of its Tier 1 suppliers – its cut and sew factories – and is close to aligning with its commitment to the Transparency Pledge. To receive a “YES” for Action 3 on the PayUp Fashion Tracker, it must be in full compliance with the The Transparency Pledge and a) additionally 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.


10-11-21 – Primark signs on the new International Accord on fire and building safety, agreeing to individual brand accountability, an independent Secretariat to oversee the Accord, and expansion into new garment-producing countries. For their commitment, they get a yellow slash under Sign Enforceable Agreements to indicate they’ve met some conditions of this demand. They are also on the positive side of our Accord Tracker.







Pending Brand Action

Brand meets some conditions

Pending Brand Action

Pending Brand Action