For over a year now, Rainforest Action Network has been calling attention to the egregious human rights abuses and rainforest destruction in the supply chain for wood-based fabrics. While some companies are starting to take notice—other companies are lagging behind.
Michael Kors is one of those Fashion 15 companies that is failing to take action. The company returned our letters, and has even blocked your emails—so today we took the message directly to them, by delivering tens of thousands of petition signatures to the company’s new flagship San Francisco store.
Today, a team of activists, including myself, staged a protest to call out Michael Kors for refusing to take action.
When we attempted to deliver your petition signatures, the manager refused to even take the binder. She claimed that there’s nothing she could do on a store or district level, except for pass the message along. Minutes after we left the store, she came outside to take photos of our protest, photos which we can only assume will very easily find their way up the line at Michael Kors.
Carrying placards and a banner, our team canvassed the bustling lunchtime crowd—thousands of people shopping, out for lunch, or here in San Francisco for the Dreamforce conference. We engaged with people and urged them to send a message to Michael Kors: rainforest destruction and human rights abuses don’t belong in clothing.
While the manager today refused to accept our petitions and the company has blocked your emails, they can’t hide from the thousands demanding real action to protect people and forests.
Want to add your voice? Take action now to demand change at Michael Kors.
We know they block your emails, so we are asking that you go to their Facebook and Twitter account:
Post to Michael Kors Facebook Page!
You could say something like:
Michael Kors, enough is enough! Thousands have written to demand you ensure your fabrics are free of deforestation and human rights abuses. While others in the industry move, your company is falling behind.
Take a stand for forests now and commit to the deforestation-free products that consumers demand!