In June, allegations hit the web that Kendall and Kylie Jenner‘s joint fashion line, Kendall + Kylie, wasn’t giving its employees a salary before the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the brand has taken to Instagram and addressed the “unfortunate and incorrect rumor” in a statement.
For those who missed it, Instagram account Diet Prada shared a now-deleted lengthy post from Remake — a non-profit against exploitation in fashion — where they claimed that the reality stars weren’t paying their factory workers before it was shut down due to the virus.
“The women who make our clothes have been placed in the most vulnerable situation. No longer receiving pay, despite having already done the work, these women are quite literally at risk of starving to death,” the post read.
Now, the company took to Instagram and denied all claims in a statement.
“We would like to address the unfortunate and incorrect rumor that Global Brands Group own the Kendall + Kylie brand and that we have neglected to pay factory workers in Bangladesh as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is untrue. The Kendall + Kylie brand is owned by 3072541 Canada Inc., not GBG,” the statement read. “We do not currently have any relationship at all with GBG.”
They continued, “We continue to support all of our partners working in the factories who produce our products.”
Previously, a representative for Kylie released a similar statement.
“The Kendall + Kylie brand is owned by Canada Inc. The brand does not produce in Bangladesh. So [these allegations are] not accurate,” they told Teen Vogue.
As fans know, these claims initially came just days after the Keeping Up With the Kardashians stars announced that they were teaming up for a brand new makeup line! The Kendall x Kylie Collection hit stores on June 26 and has since sold out. Hopefully they restock soon!
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