For the tweet: ‘So @childrensplace told us they had mutually agreed to pay for cancelled orders with suppliers in Ethiopia, so why are their garment workers STILL suffering? (with news articles) #PayUp’ Click here
For the tweet: ‘In August it was reported garment workers supplying @childrensplace in Ethiopia were paid as little as $10 a month, and struggling to make ends meet. This article from December shows LITTLE has changed! Can TCP explain why? #PayUp’ Click here
For the tweet: ‘Hi @childrensplace can you explain the logic behind being a billion-dollar corporation, and refusing to pay your garment workers their wages – which are minimal anyway!? Stop stealing from your own workers and #PayUp’ Click here
For the tweet: ‘Hi @childrensplace, are you okay with your garment workers skipping meals and going to work terrified of getting COVID, or are you too busy not paying for cancelled orders and stealing their wages to care?’ Click here
Subject: The Children’s Place and cancelled orders with suppliers during the pandemic
Dear Bradley, Adrian and Reena,
I am writing in regards to a recent article , highlighting that despite previous coverage of The Children’s Place cancelling millions of dollars worth of clothing orders from suppliers in Ethiopia and workers suffering as a result, very little has changed.
While The Children’s Place has stated on social media that they have mutually agreed to pay for cancelled orders with Ethiopian suppliers, there has been no guarantee that suppliers are being paid in full, and whether suppliers in other countries are also being paid.
What is even more distressing is the fact that The Children’s Place had a turnover of $2bn last year, and has been offering discounts to customers. There is no reason why your workers should be skipping meals and walking long distances to work because they can’t afford transport. From the outside is seems as though the brand can afford to pay its workers, it is simply choosing not to.
As a brand focused on children’s wear, I wonder if The Children’s Place has considered the children of garment workers who cannot make ends meet, because their employer – a billion dollar brand – refuses to pay them – during a pandemic.
I am asking that you confirm whether all your suppliers have been paid in full for cancelled orders, and to clarify what you have done to ensure your workers are paid and protected during the pandemic. Many other big brands have agreed to pay for cancel orders, including Gap, H&M and Primark, so what is stopping The Children’s Place?
Tweets from previous action
For the tweet ‘Hi @childrensplace I’d like to know why you are refusing to pay the MILLIONS you owe to the factories making your clothes. How do you expect your workers to be paid?’ Click here.
For the tweet ‘It has been six months of @childrensplace denying garment workers their wages, how do you expect your own workers, who were already on poverty wages, to survive during the pandemic??’ Click here
For the tweet ‘“…I sometimes skip dinner. I walk from home to work every day because the factory has stopped providing transport service and I can’t afford to pay for a bus…” PAY YOUR WORKERS @childrensplace !! (with news article) Click here
For the tweet, ‘For months, garment workers have been struggling to buy food and make ends meet, all because @childrensplace , who had a turnover of $2bn last year, refuses to pay their wages! (with news article) Click here
For the tweet, ‘Can @childrensplace please explain how they are able to offer up to 60% discounts on their clothes for customers, but at the same time refuse to pay their own workers for months on end???’ Click here
For the tweet, ‘Hi @childrensplace can you explain why you think its ok for your billion dollar brand to stop paying garment workers in Ethiopia making the clothes you profit from? They are needlessly suffering because of you. (with news article) Click here