A Movement To Reform Fashion

VF Corporation owns The North Face, Timberland, Vans, Supreme, Dickies and many other brands.

#PAYUP

4-1-20 – VF Corporation (Vans, Timberland, The North Face, et al) is among the first brands to reverse its decision to cancel orders without payment and #PayUp. Originally, VF Corp. had cancelled or put on hold $56 million worth of completed or in-process orders in Bangladesh alone. By reversing this decision, countless suppliers and garment workers were spared from financial destitution.

KEEP WORKERS SAFE

8-11-21 – VF Corp. has failed to Keep Workers Safe. The company has not agreed to PayUp Fashion’s 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. VF Corp. 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.

GO TRANSPARENT

7-1-21 – VF Corp has committed to disclose all of its Tier 1 cut-and-sew suppliers, in alignment with its commitment to the Transparency Pledge. The company has also disclosed approximately 70% of its Tier 2 suppliers, which refers to fabric producers. VF Corp thus receives some credit for its transparency progress. To receive a “YES” for Action 3 on the PayUp Fashion Tracker, it must a) additionally disclose its 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.

PAYUP

 Yes

KEEP WORKERS SAFE

 No

GO TRANSPARENT

 Brand meets some conditions

GIVE WORKERS CENTER STAGE

 Pending brand response

SIGN ENFORCEABLE CONTRACTS

 Pending brand response

END STARVATION WAGES

 Pending brand response

HELP PASS LAWS

 Pending brand response