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To Renee Posey and our valued Old Navy customers: Recently, important questions were raised about Old Navy’s women’s plus size line, which has given us an opportunity to hear invaluable feedback from our customers. What we’ve heard from you has inspired us. We’d like to keep the conversation going. There’s a lot of room for improvement in the way plus-size clothes are designed and marketed throughout the industry-at-large. At Old Navy, a significant amount of work is invested in making sure plus-size women feel beautiful and on-trend at a price they can afford when they wear our label. Not many apparel brands can say that they’ve had a dedicated plus size line for as long as we have (since 1994). But, we always want to learn and see how we can improve. Today, it starts with doing more. We will do a better job communicating the value we provide to plus-size customers and begin forging a stronger relationship with customers. As a result of customer feedback, we are updating our policy to allow in-store returns of women’s plus size clothes, starting December 5. We also hear loud and clear that Old Navy needs to be better about engaging with our plus size customers. To that end, Old Navy will be forming a new customer panel to gather insights that will further enhance our plus size collections. This group, which will kick off in January, will focus on discussion, fashion brainstorming and product feedback directly to the Old Navy design and marketing teams. Meeting four times a year, they will test drive new Old Navy women’s plus designs and serve as a sounding board for the Plus Design team. We are excited about the ways in which their input will enhance the Old Navy customer experience. Some of our customers have pointed out that our women’s plus line is priced differently than our men’s extended sizes line and they're right – it is. It’s priced differently because it is different. We invest more in our product, and we’re proud of what we deliver. Looking back, we have not done enough to celebrate what is unique and special about Old Navy’s plus line. Thanks to the work of a dedicated plus design team – a rarity among our competitors -- we create patterns specifically for our women’s plus size line to ensure the best fit and experience. The reality is that while our men’s line is meant to provide affordable, fashion-forward options for various shapes, sizes and heights, men have different needs when it comes to fashion. Our men’s line embraces the same values of fun, fashion and family, but our extended-size menswear is the exact same design and therefore the exact same price. We plan to continue to offer women's plus fashion essentials at accessible prices. Clothes are meant to be empowering, flattering and a way to express your personal style. Old Navy is proud of the clothes that we create for fashion-forward women of all sizes. Sincerely, Edie Kissko, Old Navy spokesperson Read more

9 years ago
Your opinions and views matter to us. That is why, effective immediately, Piperlime will no longer sell real fur products, whether they are made by our company or not. This is an expansion beyond our existing policy of prohibiting real fur in our branded products. We are committed to the ethical sourcing of our products, which includes the humane treatment of animals. We are also committed to our customers and welcome your feedback. Thank you for engaging with us. Sincerely, Debbie Mesloh, Gap Inc., Senior Director Public AffairsRead more

9 years ago
Gap Inc.
Every woman knows how hard it is to find a good pair of jeans:  a pair that is the right fit at the right price. That’s why I was shocked when, during a recent visit to Old Navy’s website, I noticed that they were charging $12-$15 more for plus-sized womens jeans -- but not upcharging jeans for “big” men. If they are charging plus-sized women more to cover the cost of the fabric being used, then why aren’t they doing the same for men? I was fine paying the extra money as a plus-sized woman, because, you know, more fabric equals higher cost of manufacture. However, selling jeans to larger-sized men at the same cost as they sell to smaller men not only negates the cost of manufacture argument, but indicates that Old Navy is participating in both sexism and sizeism, directed only at women. For example: Old Navy’s Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans cost $27 in a size 6. The same jeans in a size 26 cost $40. Alternatively, the men’s Slim-Fit Jean costs $25--no matter the size. Old Navy even takes it one-step further, by separating out “Women’s Plus” clothes into a completely different section of the website, but keeping all of the mens clothes together. I don’t understand why me and women like me are being singled out and forced to pay more by Old Navy, when our male counterparts are not. This is entirely unfair and offensive on many levels. For a company like Old Navy, who claims to be inclusive and strives to provide affordable clothing for everyone, this practice completely undermines their mission.Please join me in calling on Old Navy to take a stand as a leader in their industry, and tell them to stop their discriminatory pricing practices and offer products at a fair cost to ALL people of size, not just men.Read more

Renee PoseyJamestown, NY, United States
H&M, Adidas, Gap Inc., Gap, NIKE, , , , , , , Marks & Spence...
We are workers at Avery Dennison India Pvt. Ltd in, and also members of Garment and Textile workers Union (GATWU) Bangalore, India, and we are now on a hunger strike to protest the inhumane behavior of our management, and also violation of various Indian labour laws!! It's a multimillion dollar operation which produces products for brand giants such as H&M, Adidas, Zara, Levi's, Gap, Marks & Spencer, Nike, and many others. For many years, Avery Dennison has been paying us differing wages for the same amount of work, through subcontracting out some of us but not others. They have used this as an excuse to pay UNDER the already-low minimum wage for the work we do! Several of our colleagues have been forced to work back-to-back short-term contracts for the same amount of work, with no stoppage, just like permanent employees, but with none of the benefits, some for over 10 years. This is completely unacceptable; we have the right to provide for our families just like any other worker. When we see the CEOs and owners of some of these firms making the list of richest billionaires in the world, we know that it is our labor that creates their profits, yet our factory refuses to respect our basic rights or the rule of law. This is why we decided to form a union. With the support of Garment and Textile Workers' Union, we organized to tell our employer that we deserve our basic rights. The employer, instead of respectfully negotiating with us, decided to retaliate. They illegally dismissed 44 of our colleagues for daring to stand up for our rights and to scare us into submission. But we will not be intimidated! We are now on our 5th day of our hunger strike to demand that they: Reinstate ALL terminated workers Make contract workers permanent Provide equal pay for equal work Stop worker discrimination Stop union busting! Join us to demand that Avery Dennison, and the brands that work with them, do the right thing!  Signed,  Avery Dennison Pvt. Ltd. Workers Bangalore, IndiaRead more

Linda GomaaCharlotte, NC, United States
Gap Inc.
I was so upset when I saw an ad on Facebook advertising real fur at Piperlime! I did some research and found this women's fashion company, owned by Gap Inc, is selling several products made from dead foxes and rabbits. These innocent creatures are beaten, electrocuted, or have their heads and necks stepped on. Animals killed for the fur industry are often skinned alive! How can Piperlime justify such cruelty for a fashion statement? Please sign my petition to demand Piperlime to stop selling fur. Animals on fur factory farms live in small, dirty cages with very little room to move and exhibit their natural behaviors. They are forced to suffer through extreme heat and cold. Due to poor veterinary care and almost nonexistent animal welfare laws, animals must often live with broken limbs or in cages with other dead animals prior to meeting their horrific deaths. When I reached out to Piperlime's parent company, Gap Inc., they said: "We prohibit the use of angora and real fur in products designed by or manufactured for Gap Inc. brands." But they then went on to say other designers' products sold at their Piperlime stores "follow their own policies," and they don't seem to have any problem with that. What kind of illogical corporate PR statement in that? To make matters worse, it appears they are unlawfully selling this fur because it's labeled as "real" fur, but does not list the country of origin. The Fur Products Labeling Act considers this false and deceptive advertising because it "does not show the name of the country of origin of any imported furs or those contained in a fur product." It is appalling that retailers like Piperlime are willing to capitalize on the needless suffering of innocent creatures just to make a profit. I am normally a big fan of Gap, but if Gap Inc and Piperlime think they can get away with selling these products of misery, they are wrong. Please tell Piperlime that their willingness to promote fur items in their Fall line is cruel, ignorant, and entirely unacceptable.  photo: Jo-Anne McArthur for Animal EqualityRead more

Sarah MadduxWilliamsburg, VA, United States
C&A, FashionNova , Forever21, Gap, JCPenney, Kohl's, Primark, Banana Republic, The Children's Place, Gap Inc., Sears, Old Navy, Athleta, Walmart, uo, Levi's, Anthropologie, Topshop, Aerie, American...
Major brands like Walmart, Urban Outfitters, Kohl's, Fashion Nova, Primark, etc. have not paid 4.1 million Bangladeshi garment workers for orders that have already been shipped out. Because of the decrease in sales for COVID-19, $3 billion worth of orders has been canceled/suspended, leaving 63% of workers at risk of being homeless and pushed into extreme poverty. We are calling on these brands to #PayUp NOW!  Brands that NEED TO  #PAYUP Aerie American Eagle Anthropologie  ASDA Banana Republic Bestseller C&A Fashion Nova Forever 21 Free People JCPenney Levi Strauss & Co. Li & Fung Old Navy Primark Sears The Children’s Place Topshop  Urban Outfitters. Walmart Brands that HAVE paid/have promised to pay.  Adidas ASOS Calvin Klein H&M  Lululemon Nike Ralph Lauren Target  Tesco  The North Face Tommy Hilfiger  Under Armour Zara Here’s what you can do to help:  Spread Awareness: As consumers, it is our duty to inform one another, spread awareness and demand change together. Share videos, sites, articles, petitions etc. with your friends, family and followers to help raise awareness. Join in on the #PayUp challenge.  Educate Yourself and Others: Here are links that can help you do your further research on the matter. Google Doc Further Research Links Remake World Sign Petitions: Now that you have signed this, petition, there’s more you can sign:Sign PetitionSign Labour Behind The Label PetitionSign OxFam PetitionSign Traidcraft Exchange Petition Donate: Due to COVID-19 and $3 Million USD worth of cancelled orders, millions of workers in countries like Bangladesh are at the risk of starvation. The littlest bit of donation can help. Here are links to donation (1)Buy from Lost (2) Disclaimer: Any donations chipped into this petition will be donated to the three links above. Read more

Bangla BashaUnited States
Gap Inc., Old Navy
Old Navy (Gap Inc) announced via their website on 5/26 that they will remove their extended sizes from 75 US stores and 15 in Canada. The reason given was the lack of inventory for straight sizes. BodEquality, which launched in August of 2021, was the first nationwide campaign to integrate plus and straight sizes into one section while offering the same styles at the same price. This made an impact on many plus-size people who had never had that experience before. Our fear is that starting a rollback of the size expansion in some stores is just a sign of things to come. A company as large as Old Navy, is setting the tone for other retailers. If BodEquality starts to scale back, other brands will use it as evidence that plus sizes should not be offered at all. It is also noted that there have been many people scrutinizing the claim Old Navy has made that “over 90% of stores will still carry extended sizes.” In utilizing the search tool available, many people have no stores within a reasonable distance to them carrying plus sizes. We've also learned that at some stores, Old Navy employees have been told to not put plus sizes out on the floor but keep them in the back. How does anyone know they’re available if they cannot see them? We, as plus-size people, have so few options already. The options we do have are almost always offered online alone. Having options online is great, but only offering online options creates barriers for many customers who live in larger bodies. Any clothing needed within a few days' notice is no longer an option. We are not given the ability to see how the item fits before purchase, while the cost of shipping increases. We do not want BodEquality to fail. We want this launch to be given more time to get a loyal plus-size customer base, instead of becoming the scapegoat for other brands to not try launching plus sizes. Please sign the petition and let Old Navy know you want plus sizes BACK ON THE RACK!!!Read more

Christine MurphyPennsylvania, United States
Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Def Jam recordings, Nancy Pelosi, Gap Inc., Adidas
UPDATE: THIS LUNATIC IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT NOW. We the people feel it's necessary to put Kanye West in timeout until he gets a thorough mental evaluation and help. I'm not talking about this overnight rush Kanye away to make the public think he's getting help, damage control stunt arranged by the Kardashian's... I'm talking real Iyanla Vanzant "Fix Kanye's Life" help. I think Donda West would appreciate us not condoning his buffoonery, which seems to have worsened during his marriage to Kim Kardashian. The Harriet Tubman disrespect, "slavery was a choice" comment on TMZ, childish Jay Z and Beyonce rants, reckless tweets supporting Donald Trump... and Oval Office rambling (calling the MAGA hat, his Superman cape) are more than enough reasons to Boycott Kanye. "This Kanye moment might be entertaining if the logic that he is endorsing and that Trump espouses wasn’t the foundation for real-life damage to millions of poor & black/brown folks. Ideas matter." -DeRay McKesson WE WILL NOT VOTE FOR KANYE WEST & we will no longer tolerate his unbalanced thought process contaminating the energy of America. I ask all concerned and bothered Americans to boycott Kanye West music, fashion, merchandise, shows, & campaign rallies until his weirdo episodes are nonexistent and West brings the old Kanye back. Kanye West graduated from music asset, to a perfect example of how fame and wealth can make you forget your blackness and corrupt your basic moral values... Long story short, "Kanye West doesn't care about black people."  Sincerely, The People #NeverKanye #BoycottKanye #MuteKanye #TheResistance #BlackLivesMatter #YeVsThePeople   Read more

Lance CooperMechanicsville, VA, United States
Target, Walmart, Publix Super Markets, Winn-Dixie Stores, Old Navy, Gap Inc., Banana Republic, Forever 21, Zara, SEPHORA, Ulta, National Retail Federation, Macy's, Home Depot, Kohl's, Trader Joe's,...
I understand the problem of single use plastic bags.  I also understand that sometimes they are necessary.  This petition is advocating for the use of small, inexpensive steps to reduce their use in commerce by training point of sale employees to simply ask customers, "Would you like a bag?"  This would prompt the consumer to check other options.  I often have a reusable tote in my purse that I forget about until bagging has begun.  If the item is small, I may just want to throw it into my purse.  If I'm already carrying several shopping bags, I may just combine it into another bag.  And if none of these options are available, I can say "sure, I'd like a bag today."  If people were hearing this question at every retailer, it may create a shift in their thinking regarding bag use; it goes from "of course I'm getting a bag" to "do I really need one?" or "should I bring my own today?" It could make employees more aware of bag use and less on "autopilot" when bagging.  I sometimes find that employees are annoyed when I say I have my own because it throws off their bagging process.  If they've already bagged something, they will just take the item out of the bag and THROW THE BAG INTO THE TRASH rather than try to use it with the next customer.  I understand that once the bag is off the dispenser, it becomes more difficult to work with, so by simply asking a customer first if they need a bag, rather than assuming, they could save themselves this hassle. As leaders in the retail field, I hope you'll seriously consider this proposition.  It requires minor retraining of your employees on your part, but may ultimately lead to your company saving on plastic bags, while positioning you as a responsive leader in the area of environmental concerns.  Thank you for reading and sharing.Read more

Angie WegnerPalm Beach Gardens, FL, United States
Abercrombie and Fitch, Acer, Adidas, ALSTOM , Amazon, Apple, Asus, BAIC Motor, Bmw, Bombardier , Bosch, BYD , Calvin Klein, candy, Carter's, Cerruti 1881, Changan Automobile, Gap Inc., Gap, Geely A...
Uyghurs are a minority of Muslims living in the northwest area of China.  The Chinese government forced a number from thousands to millions of Uyghurs to move into Xinjiang "re-education camps." In these concentration camps, the goal was to sinicize [assimilate] Uyghurs, or "make Chinese." Their culture was ripped away from them. They were forced to eat pork, drink alcohol, and some women were even married off to Han men. "But there is new evidence to show that the Chinese authorities are moving Uighurs into government-directed labor around the country as part of the central government's "Xinjiang Aid" initiative. For the party, this would help meet its poverty-alleviation goals but also allow it to further control the Uighur population and break familial bonds." Now there are claims that Uyghurs have been moved to sweatshops in Xinjiang. Under an investigation by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Uyghurs were found "mak[ing] goods for more than 80 established global brands." This means that they were working in factories that these companies supply from. These brands include "Abercrombie & Fitch, Acer, Adidas, Alstom, Amazon, Apple, ASUS, BAIC Motor, BMW, Bombardier, Bosch, BYD, Calvin Klein, Candy, Carter’s, Cerruti 1881, Changan Automobile, Cisco, CRRC, Dell, Electrolux, Fila, Founder Group, GAC Group (automobiles), Gap, Geely Auto, General Electric, General Motors, Google, H&M, Haier, Hart Schaffner Marx, Hisense, Hitachi, HP, HTC, Huawei, iFlyTek, Jack & Jones, Jaguar, Japan Display Inc., L.L.Bean, Lacoste, Land Rover, Lenovo, LG, Li-Ning, Mayor, Meizu, Mercedes-Benz, MG, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Mitsumi, Nike, Nintendo, Nokia, The North Face, Oculus, Oppo, Panasonic, Polo Ralph Lauren, Puma, Roewe, SAIC Motor, Samsung, SGMW, Sharp, Siemens, Skechers, Sony, TDK, Tommy Hilfiger, Toshiba, Tsinghua Tongfang, Uniqlo, Victoria’s Secret, Vivo, Volkswagen, Xiaomi, Zara, Zegna, ZTE." These companies NEED to: 1. Conduct an investigation into the factories in question. 2. Make a public statement regarding the issue, letting consumers know what the investigation found. 3. End all manufacturing related to the Xinjiang area. Sources: more

malak aPlano, TX, United States
Adidas, Target, Amazon, Walmart, The Walt Disney Company, Gap Inc., Delta Air Lines, Bank Of America, JPMorgan Chase, JetBlue Airways, American Airlines, Wells Fargo, Citibank, T-Mobile, Verizon, S...
Given the ongoing, horrific and tragic killings of unarmed black children, youth, women and men - we feel compelled to call upon the many corporations and brands that we as black people support. It is time for you to support US - we need to hear from you NOW!  We also know that ACTIONS speak louder than WORDS.  The precedent of businesses publicly supporting social causes is well documented for a variety of causes (think of the NBA’s amazing and powerful statement to pull All Star weekend from North Carolina and their partnership GLSEN). We demand that same passion and support for black lives. We are asking businesses to: External:  Commit to a direct action to effect racial change/equity (or support organizations that already do).  Remove funding from states and cities that refuse to reform their police force. Be agents of change for racial justice within their community.  Make a statement on how your company values black life.  Internal: Confront your own workforce (at all levels from executive, senior, mid-level and entry) +  Document and hold yourself accountable as to how you are fixing the issue of recruiting, hiring and RETAINING black employees within your companies. + Hire a Chief Diversity Officer who has real power within the organization to use analytics to establish KPI and maintain Diversity & Integration as an organizational priority. Promote dialogues within your organization about how racism and inequalities affect your staff, their families & communities and your organization; Acknowledge that silence and inaction contribute to the continuance of ongoing institutional racism and other structural inequalities;  “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends”  Martin Luther King, Jr. Read more

Kim Mack-LeveilleBrooklyn, NY, United States
Gap Inc., Simon Center, Ontario Mills
Ontario Mills has allowed Old Navy and The Gap to stay open regardless of Governor Newsome’s new implemented regulations in California during this COVID 19 pandemic. While some businesses are required to be open as essential to our well being, shopping is not essential. Shopping for clothing can be done so through websites without exposing people and employees to a life threatening illness. Including that Gap does not require customers to wear masks nor stay 6ft apart per the CDC requirements. Please help us by signing to either implement better regulations, paid sick leave and hazard pay or shut down for the time being.  Thank you!Read more

Ivette WinterUnited States