Beyonce’s company claps back at Ivy Park “sweatshop” claims

It seems as though even Beyonce’s over 80 million strong #BeyHive couldn’t ward off the major shade being tossed at her new athlesuire line, Ivy Park, for allegedly being manufactured under “sweatshop” condition in Sri Lankan factories…a claim the Queen Bey’s company denies. 
The organizers behind the 34-year-old “Run The World” crooner’s 228 piece athletic clothing brand are doing serious damage control as tea has it Yonce isn’t paying the young women who work for Ivy Park enough to maintain a decent life in Sri Lankan…

According to The Sun, factory workers are only bringing in about $6.00 per day after working 10-hour shifts for six days every week. 


Though the slim COIN Baddie Bey’s workers are raking in is technically minimum wage in the country, Anti-Slavery International represents, Jakub Sobik, calls the low pay, “a form of sweatshop slavery.”
He said, “There are a number of elements here that tick the boxes in terms of slavery, the low pay, restriction of women’s movement at night, and locking them in.”


In response to the slave and sweatshop troll, the company released a statement saying, “Ivy Park has a rigorous ethical trading programme. We are proud of our sustained efforts in terms of factory inspections and audits, and our teams worldwide work very closely with our suppliers and their factories to ensure compliance. We expect our suppliers to meet our code of conduct and we support them in achieving these requirements.”

Beyonce's company claps back at Ivy Park
Reinforcing her girl power narrative, Beyonce described her vision for her latest line of fits saying, “My goal with Ivy Park is to push the boundaries of athletic wear and to support and inspire women who understand that beauty is more than your physical appearance,”during a TopShop event in London, last month. 

Them workers ain’t feeling all that inspired…

So far, Beyonce has not made any public comments about the claims being made against Ivy Park.  

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

%d bloggers like this: