A Movement To Reform Fashion
Walmart is the former owner of Asda, a Britisher retailer that has not agreed to #PayUp
2-16-21 – Walmart has sold Asda to a British trust fund. Nevertheless, becuase the decision to cancel orders without payment happened under Walmart’s onwnership, we will continue to track them.
5-1-20 – Walmart-owned Asda cancels orders and demands discounts of up to 70% on already completed clothing orders of its George brand. Walmart has not intervened to clear up the situation, so PayUp Fashion, in alignment with the Worker Rights Consortium, is holding partent company Walmart responsible and demanding that they #PayUp.
8-16-21 – Walmart has not committed to The Transparency Pledge and, notably, it does not 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 Walmart a “NO” for Go Transparent.
In addition to the above, to receive a “YES” for Action 3 on the PayUp Fashion Tracker, Walmart 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.