Shoppers at fashion retailer Zara have found unusual notes in their clothes from workers claiming they have not been paid for making the merchandise.
According to customers in Istanbul, cries for help in the form of handwritten notes from Turkish workers have been found in the pockets of in-store garments asking shoppers to back their campaign for better labour standards and pressure Zara into paying them the wages they say they are owed, the Associated Press reports.
The notes state the workers in question were employed by third-party manufacturer Bravo Tekstil, which reportedly closed down overnight, leaving workers owed several months wages.
Bravo Tekstil also manufacturers garments for Mango and Next.
“I made this item you are going to buy, but I didn’t get paid for it,” the notes reportedly read.
But, this isn’t the first time the fast-fashion retailer has come under fire.