Today — in solidarity with Adidas workers across the globe — we announce the launch of the Badidas Campaign and Worker Tour.
It’s been 22 months since PT Kizone, an Adidas subcontractor in Indonesia, shut down without paying legally-mandated severance to its 2,800 workers. 22 months that those 2,800 workers have struggled to make ends meet, pulling their children out of school and being pushed out of their homes as more than two-thirds of them remain out of work. 22 months that Adidas has stubbornly refused to pay a single cent in severance.
Next week, thousands of fashion industry glitterati will descend on New York City for Fashion Week — and Adidas will be there as well, staging a glamorous and expensive gala for its Y-3 fashion line. The glitterati won’t be the only ones attending, though.
But it doesn’t end there. After Fashion Week, we’re going on tour.
Kicking off in New York City, we’ll go to cities across the country to spread the word about Adidas’s misdeeds, visiting campuses like Fordham University, Penn State, Villanova University, and Temple University in the first week alone.
For more information on the tour, click here.