ZARA shoppers found notes from factory workers who ‘want what is owed’ to them across stores in Istanbul.
Hidden inside creases and jacket linings the tags said ‘I made this item you’re going to buy, but I didn’t get paid for it!’
The tags were left by workers from local company Bravo Tekstil, which produces clothes for Zara as well as other brands like Next and Mango.
“One morning we came to work, and the firm was gone. The shutters were closed down. Our boss had disappeared,” said Filiz Tutya, one of Bravo Tekstil workers.
“We had no other choice but start this campaign. We don’t want to harm Zara. That’s not what this is about. But we want what is owed to us.”
The brand has previously been accused of slave child labour and exploiting Syrian refugees.
Zara founder Amancio Ortega has overtaken Bill Gates to be the world’s richest man.