Fast-Fashion Giant Refuses To Talk About Suppliers


Australian fast-fashion giant keeps the factories he works with secret despite modern slavery concerns.

Key Points:

  • Billionaire retail tycoon Solomon Lew has refused to publicly name the garment factories his company uses, despite shareholder concerns about modern slavery.
  • Mr Lew chairs Premier Investments, which is the parent company of The Just Group behind some of Australia’s best-known fast fashion brands, including Just Jeans, Dotti, Jay Jays, Portmans and Peter Alexander.
  • When asked about the suppliers he stated:
    “We have zero tolerance for modern slavery in all its forms. We insist on workers’ legal rights, including worker empowerment and free association,” he told the meeting.
    “Pertinent to releasing the supplier list – that is very sensitive information. And that’s the type of IP that belongs to the company.”
  • Jay Jays, Just Jeans, Peter Alexander and Myer all made Oxfam’s 2021 “naughty list” of brands who the charity says are yet to take any steps towards paying garment workers a living wage.
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