Unpaid Turkish garment workers finally get support from Zara

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Spanish clothing and accessories brand Zara, owned by Inditex, has initiated steps to help distressed garment workers associated with its supplier factory.

The workers at Bravo Texstil, an apparel manufacturing firm based in Turkey, have reportedly received nothing against their work.

Zara got to know about their hardship after a unique campaign launched by these workers.

According to media reports, they (the workers) have been putting secret messages in the tags saying “I made this item you are going to buy, but I didn’t get paid for it” to bring their concerns in the spotlight.

The fashion retailer is expected to soon launch a “hardship fund” to help these workers after being apprised of the situation.

“The ‘Hardship Fund’ being set up by the fashion retailer will be used to deal with the issue of unpaid wages, notice indemnity, unused vacation, and severance payments of the workers associated with the company at the time of its sudden closure in 2016,” said Inditex.

The fashion company has taken up the matter on a priority basis to provide immediate support to the workers.

Bravo Texstil also makes apparel products for brands like Mango and Next.