Adidas Protest Crashes Sustainable Fashion Forum

A group of 37 protestors demonstrating against Adidas about wage theft in its supply chain interrupted the seventh annual Sustainable Fashion Forum (SAF) last weekend in Portland after a similar uproar disrupted another Three Stripes event in March in Oregon’s biggest city.

Organized by the #PayYourWorkers campaign, the Earth Day demonstration on April 22 occurred just before a panel with and Canopy that aimed to discuss positive change through collaboration between fashion brands and activist groups.

According to #PayYourWorkers, Adidas currently owes over $11.7 million in wages to Cambodian garment workers in eight supplier factories.

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