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The Children’s Place has not agreed to #PayUp
12-22-20 – Reuters reports that Ethiopian garment workers are facing forced overttime and pay cuts sewing clothes for The Children’s Place, which still has not paid for order cancellations.
8-26-20 – The Children’s Place cancels millions of dollars worth of completed and in-process orders in Ethiopia, putting suppliers and garment workers under extreme financial distress and even causing a decline in their already poverty-paying wages (Ethopian garment workers earn $26 a month).
8-16-21 – The Children’s Place 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 The Children’s Place a “NO” under Go Transparent.
In addition to the above, to receive a “YES” for Action 3 on the PayUp Fashion Tracker, The Children’s Place 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.