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15 Jul 2019

Online fashion brands Boohoo & Amazon face calls to pay living wages in their global supply chains; Incl. co. responses

Photo credit: Labour Behind the Label

In June 2019, Labour Behind the Label launched a campaign and petition calling on online fashion brands Boohoo and Amazon to pay workers in their global supply chains a living wage and put this commitment into its supplier policies. In Labour Behind the Label's Tailored Wages UK 2019 survey, both brands failed to show they had any policy for ensuring workers who make the clothes they sell are paid enough to live with dignity and support a family, despite being among the biggest players in online fashion.

In July, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Boohoo and Amazon to respond to the campaign. Both Amazon and Boohoo responded and their responses are included below.