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Garment Workers Starving around the world because of Kylie, Kendall, and Cardi B’s Unpaid Bills

“Did my make-up and stuff”, shares Kendall Jenner to her 128MM followers. To which her sister, Kylie, retorts, “this is rare Kendall content.” It’s a typical exchange between Kardashian women, whose entire family is estimated to have a net worth of $1.6 billion, but behind their glitzy posts and casual comments is something far more troubling. As it turns out, Kendall and Kylie’s unpaid bills have left garment makers starving around the world.
Kylie and Kendall Jenner’s line, Kendall + Kylie, is owned by Global Brands Group, who refused to pay its garment suppliers for orders produced in February and March following a drop in sales caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “Given the unpredictability of the situation, our retail partners have cancelled orders, and existing inventory and product in production may have no sell-through. 

Consequently, we have no choice but to make the difficult decision to cancel all S/S 2020 orders from all suppliers (without liability),” wrote Rick Darling, CEO of Global Brands Group in a letter dated March 21, 2020. However, the fact of the matter is that Global Brands Group does have a choice — it’s just choosing not to implement it.