Brand and retailers around the world responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by cancelling orders, delaying placement of new orders, or forcing discounts on goods already produced. This way they offloaded the main risks and costs of the crisis upon the people who are least able to pay this price, after having been paid poverty wages for years: the workers. Labour rights organisations and unions in the Clean Clothes Campaign network are are urging apparel companies to publicly assure that all workers in their supply chain will be paid during this crisis.
DE - Saubere Kleidung asking brands to 'pay up'
CH - Public Eye asking brands to 'pay up'.
FR - achACT asking brands to 'pay up'.
IT - Abiti Puliti asking brands to 'pay up'.
NL - Schone Kleren Campagne - Information on COVID-19.
PL - Fundacja Kupuj Odpowiedzialnie (Buy Responsible foundation) - Information on COVID-19