A Movement To Reform Fashion
Urban Outfitters is owned by URBN, which also owns Free People, Anthropologie and Nuuly.
URBN never agreed to #PayUp for clothing orders placed prior to and during the pandemic.
9-3-20 – Months after dozens of other retailers agreed to protect their suppliers and garment workers and #PayUp, URBN announces that its further canceling a significant volume of orders and demanding discounts on orders that have already shipped.
8-16-21 – While URBN publicly discloses a list of what appears to be its active tier 1 cut-and-sew garment factories, the company has neither committed to, nor does it publicly provide the level of detail necessary to, align with the Transparency Pledge. Tier 1 transparency is the absolute lowest bar of compliance in fashion and since URBN has yet to meet it, we have given URBN a “NO” under Go Transparent.
In addition to committing to the Transparency Pledge, to receive a “YES” for Action 3 on the PayUp Fashion Tracker, URBN must a) disclose its tier 2 suppliers (fabric mills), its tier 3 suppliers (yarn and fiber mills) and tier 4 suppliers (raw materials) suppliers. The company must also disclose b) 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.