Zara gets played by unpaid factory workers slipping notes into clothes
There a bunch of Turkish factory workers that are crying for help. The jobless factory workers were G’d by a third party manufacturing company hired by Zara.
How are they showing their pain? They are slipping tiny notes into the clothes at a Zara location in Istanbul.
— 🇹🇷mustafa 🇹🇷 💚🐊#BURSASPOR💚🐊 (@16mustafagun) October 30, 2017
The tiny notes describe the unfair working conditions and poor pay. One of the tags actually read, “I made this item you are going to buy, but I didn’t get paid for it.”
According to Business of Fashion, the workers were employed by the manufacturer Bravo Tekstil, which the workers say owes them three months of pay as well as severance allowance.
One would think that if the factory was closed that whatever company hired you, would take care of you until you got back on your feet. Wrong! Bravo Tekstil’s owner disappeared with all the bread.
Inditex, Zara’s parent company, said the factory closed down last year and that the Bravo Tekstil owner took all the money the fashion companies had paid and disappeared without paying the workers, who had already made the clothing.
In response to the human rights violation, Inditex along with Zara, Mango, and Next have started a hardship fund.
The fund is aimed to help all of the employees “cover unpaid wages, notice indemnity, unused vacation, and severance payments of workers that were employed at the time of the sudden shutdown of their factory,” according to a released statement by the parent company.
Inditex also said,
“We are committed to finding a swift solution for all of those impacted.”
But they might be straight up lying.
One year and four months after the factory’s closing Inditex have still raised no money to compensate the unpaid factory laborers. So, in response to all of the 155 factory’s employees that got played hard, 140 of them created a petition on Change.org.
Peep the Bravo Tekstil employees’ struggle below
This is not the first time Zara has been linked to some fucked up controversy.
Earlier this year they were called out for their subliminal alt-right designs, last year someone found a dead mouse sewn in with their garment, and they are known for copying other high fashion brands.
Damn Zara, you better step your game up, otherwise, that $5.8 billion profit you made last year will be in vain.