- The Kendall + Kylie clothing and accessories brand denied accusations that they don't pay the factory workers who produce their products.
- Previous reports claimed Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner weren't paying workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Some of the reports identified Global Brands Group as the brand's owner.
- Kendall + Kylie is currently owned by Canada Inc. and does not manufacture products in Bangladesh, according to a statement from Kylie Jenner's rep.
The Kendall + Kylie clothing and accessories line has been in piping hot water lately following accusations from blogs like Diet Prada and non-profit organizations like Remake, which called out Kendall and Kylie Jenner for allegedly withholding pay from factory workers in Bangladesh.
Initially, Remake named the brand's owner and manufacturer as Global Brands Group because GBG and Kendall + Kylie were linked via a logo on GBG's website. Remake also stated that as a result of the pandemic and production changes, "factories are facing a severe liquidity crunch, with the women who make our clothes 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.”
Since Kendall and Kylie are two of the wealthiest women on the planet, critics were quick to question why they allegedly weren't paying their workers. But the sisters, by way of their brand's Instagram account, just denied everything in a brief statement posted to their feed.
The Kendall + Kylie team wrote:
Kylie's rep echoed that statement in a June email to Teen Vogue and added, "The Kendall + Kylie brand is owned by Canada Inc. The brand does not produce in Bangladesh. So [these allegations are] not accurate." The rep also stated that Remake “has taken the brand down from the site and is in the process of deleting their current social media posts.”
But, uh, while all this was going down in June, Remake posted an interesting statement after Kylie's rep denied everything. Remake claimed the Kendall + Kylie team threatened legal action if they don't remove their posts and apologize. Remake continued to press and demanded the clothing brand provide proof that they are paying their garment workers during the pandemic. If not, Remake "will not back down."
TBD whether Remake will respond to the latest statement from Kendall + Kylie.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.