A Movement To Reform Fashion
2-3-21 – Inditex (Zara, Mossimo Dutti, Pull & Bear, et al) has failed to Keep Workers Safe. The company has not signed onto the Severance Guarantee Fund and has not committed to donate 1% of net sales towards garment worker direct relief. Inditex is a signatory to the ILO Call to Action, which promises to “protect garment workers’ income” and yet eleven months after forming, the Call to Action has released a staggeringly insufficient sum of money (less than $200 million to just four countries). Because the ILO Call to Action does not require brands to put any of their own money into relief, it it at risk of becoming a taxpayer bailout of garment workers.
12-20-20 – Inditex (Zara, Mossimo Dutti, Pull & Bear, et al) turns a whopping $1.05 billion profit in Q3 of 2020, joining the list of brands returning to earnings during the pandemic. As part of our #ShareYourProfits campaign, PayUp Fashion demands that Inditex join the Severance Guarantee Fund to protect laid-off garment workers and donate 1% of net sales toward direct relief for workers.
4-1-20 – Inditex (Zara, Mossimo Dutti, Pull & Bear, et al) is among the first companies to reverse its decision to refuse payment for orders completed and in process prior to the pandemic. Inditex originally cancelled or put on hold a staggering $109 million worth of clothing orders in Bangladesh alone, which labor rights experts estimates places the value of their cancelled orders at over $1 billion globally. By reversing this decision and agreeing to #PayUp, Inditex no doubt averted a disaster for its suppliers and garment workers.