The #PayUp Campaign, launched on March 30 by Remake, aims to force fashion brands to pay their dues, for the products that are either manufactured completely or in the process of manufacturing. According to Remake, this will impact almost 50 million garment workers. These factories are their sole source of living and in these challenging times, it is inhumane to not pay for their services.
Already, they are heavily underpaid, leaving no room for savings. The government has provided aid, but it isn’t sufficient for all the garment workers. Moreover, the current circumstances aren’t safe to work. Since launching the petition, 13 brands have agreed to pay for backorders, totaling upward of $600 million in Bangladesh. The campaign has helped unlock $7 billion in unpaid orders globally.