Press Release: NY Fashion Week

Attention Press and Public

Intern Labor Rights (New York), SUARTS (the Student Union of the University of Arts London) and Intern Aware (London) have come together in mutual support and solidarity. We invite your attention and critical eye to the widespread use of illegally unpaid workers in the fashion industry. This rampant wage theft, international in scope, is now being met with an international response:

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In anticipation of our one-year anniversary, Intern Labor Rights is lovingly preparing hundreds of Intern Swag Bags to be given out at Fashion Week events over the February 8–10, 2013, weekend. To get your hands on an Intern Swag Bag, or to help us distribute, email us at intern.labor.rights@gmail.com and find out where we’ll be during the weekend. To track our progress follow #devilpaysnada and #payinterns on Twitter, or find us on Facebook.

And to join in the fight for what’s right, to insist that those who profit from labor pay for its worth, to make your voice heard… email us and find out when and where our next weekly meeting will be, or join our group on Facebook.


Intern Labor Rights is supported in the New York Fashion Show “Pay Your Interns” initiative by SUARTS and Intern Aware, who are making London Fashion Week plans as part of the long-running and successful “Devil Pays Nada” campaign.

The following groups have committed to supporting each other in the global fight to end unpaid internships:

Canadian Intern Association • Génération Précaire (Paris)
Geneva Interns Association • Hague Interns Association • Intern Aware (London)
Intern Labor Rights (New York City & Washington, DC)
Precarious Workers Brigade (London) • Students’ Union of University of the Arts London

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PDF of the Press Release:

2013-02-05 Press Release re NY Fashion Week

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4 thoughts on “Press Release: NY Fashion Week

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  2. […] Some activists from Occupy Wall Street decided to tackle fashion industry today. In the Blizzard of NYC, they’re going to provide some SWAG boxes that sound like a Scandinavian concept store: PYI as “Pay Your Interns”. A good initiative, which follows Diana Wang vs Harper’s Bazaar case. […]

  3. […] annuler son show (sait-on combien de Coca Light il est en train de boire?), des membres du collectif Occupy Wall Street ont décidé de prendre le milieu de la mode sur son propre terrain de jeu: les abords des […]

  4. […] scale. And Fashion Week is a great event for reaching a global audience. Here’s what Intern Labor Rights had to say in announcing their swag bag […]

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