American models and reality TV stars Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner have recently claimed that their clothing brand 'Kendall + Kylie' is not owned by Global Brands Group (GBG) which has allegedly failed to pay RMG workers in Bangladesh.
On Thursday, Kendall in an Instagram post said that the claims of the sisters' company not paying up is "untrue."
"We would like to address the unfortunate and incorrect rumor that Global Brands Group owns the Kendall + Kylie brand and that we have neglected to pay factory workers in Bangladesh as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic," the statement on Instagram reads.
"This is untrue," the statement continued. "The Kendall + Kylie brand is owned by 3072541 Canada Inc., not GBG. The brand has worked with CAA-GBG in the past in a sales and business development capacity only, but we do not currently have any relationship at all with GBG," the post also read.
"We know these are trying times for the fashion industry and garment workers as a whole, and we continue to support all of our partners working in the factories who produce our products. We manufacture in countries all over the world and have not received any concerns from the factories who produce our goods," the Instagram post concluded.
Meanwhile, Kylie Cosmetics in a separate Instagram post also issued a response in the comments section addressing the claim against the Kendall + Kylie brand.
"There is a rumor that some people are perpetuating online, which is unfortunate. The Kendall and Kylie CLOTHING BRAND does NOT MANUFACTURE anything in Bangladesh and 'Kendall and Kylie' is NOT CURRENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH GLOBAL BRAND GROUP. We feel terrible that this problem exists, but this rumor regarding the Kendall and Kylie clothing brand is completely untrue," Kylie Cosmetics wrote.
The famed American reality star-turned-fashion entrepreneur sisters recently came under fire after news broke out that their company was refusing to pay apparel workers in Bangladesh.
The claims had originated in an article published in Remake on June 1, which reported that the company Global Brands Group (GBG) had refused to pay its garment suppliers in Bangladesh for orders manufactured in February and March following a drop in sales caused by the Covid-19 crisis.
GBG had Kendall + Kylie listed on its portfolio of affiliated brands, though this listing has since been removed, according to an article in People magazine.