The Garment Worker Protection Act (SB62) in California would ensure minimum wage for garment workers, and it would do so primarily by holding brands accountable to their garment makers. In fact, SB62 is powerful precisely because it mandates joint liability for brands, as the prices that brands pay to factories are the root cause of wage theft. This has been established by multiple California Department of Labor investigations, which have found that brands like Forever 21 consistently pay as much as 50% below what it would require for suppliers to meet the minimum wage.

But take it from the people who work in these factories: “What I want is for all the workers, above all, to earn what is fair. What is real. The brands hold a lot of responsibility,” says Fernando, a garment worker in Los Angeles with 27 years of experience.

The Garment Worker Protection Act would ensure minimum wage for garment workers across California, and it would do so by holding brands accountable. Help us rally support for the bill by sharing this tweet and tagging Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom.

The new generation of ethical and sustainable businesses is embracing greater accountability for garment workers. They are up to the task of rooting out wage theft and taking responsibility. In fact, more than 140 businesses and organizations support true accountability in fashion. The following brands support paying a minimum wage to garment workers in California. They also understand that brand liability is key in making sure this happens.

Fashion Brand & Fashion Organization Endorsers

Non-Fashion Organization Endorsers

3_3_4_7 Sustainable Fashion Alliance
A La Mode
Coalition of Califoornia Welfare Rights Organizations
Agaati CRLA Foundation
Akala California Immigrant Policy Center
Ali Golden StrengthUnited
Alias Not Known KIWA
All for Ramon Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking
Alpen Glow LLC
Global Labor Justice – International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF)
Amber Valleta Role Model Inc. Maternal and Child Health Access
Amendi Center for Workers’ Rights
Another Tomorrow California Employment Lawyers Association
Anthony Thomas Galante LLC American Civil Liberties Union — CA
Applause Lingerie Equal Rights Advocates
Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association La Raza Centro Legal
Astor + Orion Los Angeles Worker Center Network
Audey Thunders Clothing Voices for Progress
Back Beat Co Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition
Bel Kazan CA Domestic Workers Coalition
Bliss Joy Bull California League of Conservation Voters
Blue Tin Production SoCalCOSH
Bold Swim Worksafe
Bomme Studio Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE)
Boomkhi Maquiladora Health & Safety Support Network
Boyish Jeans Model Alliance
Bullock-Ozkan Designs Public Law Center
byHumanKind Legal Aid at Work
CantiqLA LAANE
Careaux Public Counsel
Carleen Asian Americans Advancing Justice – CA
CD Studio Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association
Christy Dawn Para Los Ninos
Conscious Chatter Women’s Foundation California
Conscious Life & Style Employee Rights Center
Cotopaxi Faithfully Sustainable
Custom Collaborative Worksafe
Danithreads California Low-Income Consumer Coalition
Dare to Know LLC Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice
Darling Boutique LLC USAS
Diana Diaz United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS)
DnA Sustainable Threads Remake
DOEN Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking
Eco Stylist Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
Ecotextile Print Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
Eileen Fisher Micronesia climate change alliance
Enji Sunrise Movement Los Angeles
Equihua
RAC-CA/California Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Ethix Merch California League of Conservation Voters
Faithfully Sustainable CLEAN Carwash Worker Center
Fashion of Tomorrow Voices for Progress
Fashion Revolution USA
Jewish Coalition Assisting Refugees and Immigrants – Los Angeles
Fibershed National Women’s Political Caucus of California
(fl)laws of Youth
California Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC-CA)
First Rite Los Brown Berets West Cost
For Days Rideshare Drivers United
Four Industries
Front Office Garment Development
GDS Cloth Goods
GOEX Apparel
Good Krama
GRACreates
greenheart market
Groundcover
HADLEY
Holly Greenhagen LLC x FairShirt Project
Ijji
INDIGENOUS
Irish Latina
Jennifer Koeckhoven
kaight
Kamen Road
Keemti
Kelsey Randall LLC
KIKI
KINdom
Known Supply
Kosa Arts
LA Relaxed
LACAUSA
Lago Morpho Shop
Left Edit
LNDR
Longship Luxury Goods
M3
Malamadeit
Mara Hoffman
Maven Women
Misha Gill
Modern Brands
MODISTE
Momtivist
Moonwater Farm
MORE
Most Prominent Co
Motion Picture Costumers
MYM Organics
NANA Atelier
Nancy Stella Soto
Nightswim
ocean+main
Official
Olivia Latinovich
One432
Ongoing
Open Studios
Pansy
Par En Par
PazLifestyle
PopLinen
PreLoved Podcast
Production Mode
Qeep Up
Re:Source(d)
Reformation
Remake
Reprise
Revari
Roboro 6
Rove Boutique
Rowan
Ruthie
SAITEX
Sami Miro Vintage
Seeker
Selva/Negra
Senza Tempo
Shaina Mote
Shibori Design House
Shop Latinx
Shuki
Skid Row People’s Market
SmartGlamour
Soluna Collective
Sonderlier
Sophia Marie
Stella Abril
Suay Sew Shop
Sustainability Of
Sustainable Fashion Alliance
Swap Society
Tact + Stone
Taylor + Thomas
The Fashion Connection
The Source Apparel
The World’s Corner
Toit Volant
Tomorrow In a Year
Tonle
Triarchy
Unspun
UpCycle It Now
Valhalla Resale
Vector Apparel Projects, LLC
Vetta
VIHANGA
Vustra
We Are Hah

ADD YOUR SUPPORT TO ENDORSE THE GARMENT WORKER PROTECTION ACT, SB 62: bit.ly/EndorseSB62

This page was last updated on August 19th, 2021. 

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