Kendall and Kylie Jenner‘s clothing brand has finally addressed reports that they did not pay factory employees in Bangladesh their wages for a canceled supply order in March.
Late a week ago, the reality stars shared a statement on the Kendall + Kylie Instagram account explaining the brand has “no relationship” with the business, Global Brands Group, accused of perhaps not paying workers. The concerning claim was made public late last month in a report published by fashion industry watchdog account, @diet_prada.
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The official post reads:
“We would like to address the regrettable and incorrect rumor that Global Brands Group owns the Kendall + Kylie brand and that we have neglected to pay for factory workers in Bangladesh due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is untrue. The Kendall + Kylie brand is owned by 3072541 Canada Inc., not GBG. The brand has worked with CAA-GBG previously in a sales and business development capacity only.”
The sisters’ brand statement continued:
“We know these are trying times for the fashion industry and garment workers as a whole, and we continue to support all of our partners working in factories who produce our products. We manufacture in countries all over the world and have not received any concerns from the factories who produce our goods.”
This is the first (and possibly only) direct comment from either Kylie or Kendall on this, although it was technically signed by their team. Keep in mind, both were also radio silent when the allegations were first brought up by the end of June. It feels very… “I don’t know her” a la Mariah Carey, doesn’t it?
A quick peek at their socials will reveal they’re both currently out of town on vacation at a picturesque and nondescript desert location. Which, now, we know why the two skipped out on Tristan Thompson‘s Fourth of July shindig over the weekend! But aside from that, it appears they’re a lot more focused on their recent collaboration on the brand new Kendall x Kylie line for Kylie Cosmetics.
While the newly released statement did much to absolve the Jenners from responsibility in this kind of case, you may still find factory garment workers waiting on unpaid wages to create ends meet during a certainly difficult time. These ladies’ reputation may survive this blow, but how about everyone else suffering from this situation? The global pandemic is not over yet and its own effects on the fashion industry will be felt for quite some time ahead.
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Regardless of who’s to blame here, this would be described as a golden chance for Ky, Kenny, and their business’ parent company to sign a check and help out and/or encourage GBG to do the exact same. It would barely hurt their combined net worth to do so here. Ch-ch-check out the full post for yourself (below):
The apparel account has turned off the replies with their statement so we’d want to hear from you, Perezcious readers. What are your ideas on this?? Let us know (below) in the comments!!
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