A Movement To Reform Fashion
7-10-20 – According to the Worker Rights Consortium, Ralph Lauren has agreed to #PayUp for all orders that were in production or completed prior to the pandemic.
6-26-20 – According to a report by The Daily Star, Ralph Lauren cancels $10 million worth of completed or in-process clothing orders in Bangladesh. Labor rights experts estimate that the company may owe up to ten times more globally than what’s owed to Bangladeshi suppliers.
8-17-21 – Ralph Lauren 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 Ralph Lauren a “NO” under Go Transparent.
In addition to the above, to receive a “YES” for Action 3 on the PayUp Fashion Tracker, Ross 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.