When the last polar bear has dropped dead and the last freshwater lake has been tainted by the salty liquid of a rising ocean, will we be able to take comfort in the fact that Ivanka Trump’s clothing line has been dropped by every major department store in America?
It didn’t take long for a petition demanding that Ivanka Trump’s clothing brand be dropped from all Macy’s stores to go viral, garnering 30,000 signatures within 24 hours of being posted online. This is the first of several petitions urging department stores to kick Ivanka to the curb and was created in response to allegations that she treats her employees, conveniently located far from America in a purportedly dank and dangerous factory, like cow manure.
The petition was created by women’s rights organization UltraViolet and reads:
Ivanka—who has made herself out to be the White House’s leading advocate for women with her signature push for a meager paid parental leave policy—has her brand’s products made exclusively in foreign sweatshops where abuse, dangerous conditions, criminally low pay, and child labor are the norm.
Several department stores have already bowed to the pressure to distance themselves from the Trump brand, including Nieman Marcus and Nordstrom.
While the petition is currently at 131% of its goal, Macy’s has yet to respond.
Becky Scott is the editor of The Schmooze. Follow her on Twitter, @arr_scott