A Movement To Reform Fashion
This page tracks all brands owned by Inditex, including Zara, Mossimo Dutti, Pull & Bear.
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.
KEEP WORKERS SAFE
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.
8-5-21 – Zara (Inditex) is rare among the world’s largest fashion brand for not publishing a list of its supplier factories and making no commitment to do so. Transparency of tier 1 suppliers (where clothing is sewn) is an absolute lowest bar for fashion brands, as its necessary to hold brands accountable to their garment makers. Zara has made no commitment to the Transparency Pledge in contrast to 61 other brands who’ve done so.
SIGN ENFORCEABLE CONTRACTS
8-25-21 Zara leads in negotiating and signing onto a strong new enforceable Accord agreement on workplace safety. The agreement meets all of our demands, including individual accountability for brands, an independent Secretariat, and expansion into new countries. Thus, we’ve given Zara the designation of “Brand Meets Some Conditions” for meeting part of this demand. To receive a “Yes” for this demand, Zara will need to overhaul their purchase order contracts to adopt the Buyer Code of Conduct, support a humane pace of production and dignified wages for makers, as one of the drivers of workplace safety disasters is brands, particularly when they force factories to produce clothing at prices that are too low to support sustainable and ethical production.
8-5-21 – Inditex (Zara) have made no commitment to extend and expand the Bangladesh Accord on Fire & Building Safety, which has protected the lives of millions of garment makers in Bangladesh over eight years. According to the Clean Clothes Campaign, Zara is among the brands with the most power to influence the Accord negotiations, so their lack of leadership is additionally appalling. They are on the negative side of our Accord Tracker and their lack of commitment gets them a “No” under our Sign Enforceable Contracts action.