Zara’s business practices are coming into question after a host of employee’s cries for help. The fast fashion provider has been accused of treating workers unfairly and not paying them for their actions. Employees of Istanbul’s Bravo Tekstil entered Zara stores and sewn in notes into clothes on the racks. Notes with messages such as “I made this item you are going to buy, but I didn’t get paid for it,” were slyly incorporated into some of the garments.
The rebel workers claim that they’re owed a severance allowance and several month’s back wages after the manager left and the factory shuttered in 2016.
Zara’s parent company, Inditex, states it’s working “to establish a hardship fund for the workers” that will repay them for their work. No word on if the workers have been satiated and compensated yet.