A Movement To Reform Fashion
Ross Dress for Less has not agreed to #PayUp
11-19-20 – Ross reports profits of $131 million dollars for the quarter and still refuses to pay its factories and garment workers for orders completed and in-process prior to the pandemic.
5-8-20 – The Worker Right Consortium receives complaints from numerous factories confirming large-scale order cancellations from Ross, potentially resulting in “mass layoffs and undue hardship” for garment workers.
3-26-20 – Ross cancels orders and delays payments to its factories and garment workers, pushing them towards financial destitution and hardship.
8-16-21 – Ross Dress For Less 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 Ross 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.