IVY PARK Responds to Sweatshop Allegations
Topshop speaks on The Sun’s unsustainable wage claims.
On April 14 Beyoncé launched IVY PARK in partnership with Sir Phillip Green and Topshop. Then, UK’s The Sun claimed MAS Holdings — the Sri Lankan apparel conglomerate that manufactured IVY PARK for Topshop — paid workers an unsustainable wage ($0.63 USD/hour).
In response to the allegations, Topshop spokesperson described, “IVY PARK has a rigorous ethical trading program. We are proud of our sustained efforts in terms of factory inspections and audits, and our teams worldwide work very closely with our suppliers and their factories to ensure compliance.” WWD also noted, “workers are earning more than twice the minimum wage for a day’s work” and MAS Holdings also worked with brands such as Lululemon Athletica and Patagonia.