Workers in Turkey making clothes for the fashion retailer Zara came up with an unusual way to make sure shoppers hear their complaints about unfair labor treatment.
The Associated Press reports that the Turkish workers from an outsourced manufacturer, fed up with a lack of promised pay, started tagging the clothes with a statement for shoppers: “I made this item you are going to buy, but I didn’t get paid for it.” The tags call on shoppers to pressure Zara into paying them properly, the AP reports. The Zara tags identify the workers as employees of the manufacturer Bravo, which reportedly closed down overnight. The workers said Bravo owes them three months of pay and severance allowance.
Inditex, the Spain-based company that owns Zara, did not respond to questions from the AP and did not immediately comment to Fortune.