Beyoncé Releases Drip 2 Collection, A New Ivy Park & Adidas Collaboration
Beyoncé has released her second collaboration with Adidas – her new gender-neutral clothing line, with generous diversity in sizes.
The singer-songwriter announced the October 31 release of her new clothing collection, made in collaboration between the Adidas shoe company and her own venture Ivy Park. The new line has been dubbed Drip 2 and features gender-neutral outerwear ranging from XXXS to 4X. It includes accessories such as fanny packs, hats and a duffle bag, all in various soft colors.
— BEYONCÉ (@Beyonce) January 17, 2020
The singer modeled select pieces on her social media, with one tweet announcing its availability. The mother of three effortlessly pulling off each part of the ensemble, priced from $25 to $250 per piece. While affordable, the singer has been criticized heavily in the past for her clothing’s reported cost-cutting measures.
In 2016, shortly after the release of Lemonade, it was revealed that Ivy Park’s production took place primarily in Sri Lanka where the seamstresses were allegedly paid around $5 per day and made to work in poor conditions, with some women reportedly afraid to speak out for fear of losing their jobs. This came as a blemish to Beyoncé’s image as an outspoken feminist icon.
Ivy Parks addressed these allegations with a statement. “Ivy Park has a rigorous ethical trading program,” a representative said in a press statement. “We are proud of our sustained efforts in terms of factory inspections and audits, and our teams worldwide work very closely with our suppliers and their factories to ensure compliance. We expect our suppliers to meet our code of conduct, and we support them in achieving these requirements.”
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