And while this is great news but there are dozens of major fashion brands still withholding wages from millions of garment workers worldwide.
The #PayUp campaign is a human rights campaign. By not paying for cancelled orders, brands are openly disregarding black and brown garment workers livelihood.” – Remake Founder, Ayesha Barenblat
@anthropologie, @athleta, @instarcadia, @bananarepublic, @bestselleroneworld, @burton_menswear, @ca, @childrensplace @fashionnova, @forever21, @freepeople, @gap, @jcpenney, @kohls, @levis, @liandfung, @mothercareuk, @oldnavy, @primark, @rossdressforless, @sears, @topshop, @urbanoutfitters, @walmart – We’re looking at you.
I type this from the safety of a country where I have financial support and opportunities to find work in these uncertain times. I’m incredibly fortunate and if you are too, please use your voice to speak up for those who can’t. If garment workers don’t receive timely wage payments during factory shutdowns, they will have no means to support themselves and their families.
What you can do
- Support the campaign by signing the Remake Petition here
- Share a post on Instagram or Stories tagging the brands who need to #PayUp and put pressure on the ones who have made promises but are yet to follow through.
- Write an email or send a DM to the abovementioned brands – Continue to pressure brands to #PayUp until money has exchanged hands
As Vogue Business said “When consumers stamp their feet on social media, these days brands are quick to respond. Almost overnight, consumer power has strengthened exponentially.”