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Brands are Cancelling Orders, How to Stand with the #PayUp Movement
Billionaire owners of big name fashion retailers such as @topshop, @urbanoutfitters, and @gap are cancelling orders with factories for already finished clothes.
Factories have paid upfront for the raw materials, labor, printing, etc. but in light of COVID-19, retailers are cancelling orders and refusing to pay for them without any discussion, negotiation, or compromise.
This is causing factories to eat the costs which trickles down to garment workers not getting paid. It is so crucial for us as consumers and brands to get loud with the #PayUp movement and stand behind garment workers. Here’s how you can hurt
1. Tag brands from the Worker's Rights Consortium list with #PayUp (www.workersrights.org/issues/covid-19/tracker)
2. Sign petitions by or donate to the organizations below: