Last year, a video revealing the manufacturer behind Kim Kardashian’s Skims products was posted on TikTok, and it quickly went viral.
If you didn’t know, Skims was co-founded by Kim, Emma Grede, and Jens Grede in 2019 and sells a variety of underwear, swimwear, pajamas, and loungewear.
Fans have long expressed that Skims products are quite expensive for the average consumer. For example, the brand’s iconic Soft Lounge long-sleeve dress currently sells for $88, while some of its pajama sets are priced at $128.
And for this reason, several netizens were outraged to learn that the manufacturer behind these products was Eurotex Tekstil Ticaret — a Turkish company that also supplies companies like Spanx — according to the viral TikTok that was shared last year.
But after garnering millions of views, Alex’s TikTok was removed from the platform for “illegal activities and regulated goods.”
Shortly after, Alex revealed that his original video had been made available again on TikTok. However, the issue certainly died down among fans after it was removed from the site.
But now, the topic has resurfaced online once again after another video exposing Kim’s maker went viral over the weekend.
The clip was shared by a user known as Justin P online, and it gained a lot of attention after it was reposted by Hollywood Unlocked.
Justin noted that because Eurotex uses “3D knitting technology”, the variety of different garments they can create are limitless, including shapewear, underwear and casual wear.
After Justin’s video went viral, some people expressed frustration at his disclosure about Skims’ alleged supplier due to the high prices of their products.
“Them [the Kardashian/Jenners] just put their names on them and boom you’re paying thousands for [something] that’s $40,” one person wrote.
“That’s why Amazon got them cheaper dupes,” said another. “I will gladly order [from] Amazon and save $200.”
“Ouch,” wrote a third user, and someone else added: “Eat the rich.”
Some even speculated that Kim’s sister, Kylie Jenner, purposely revealed the name of her and Travis Scott’s second child over the weekend, for the first time since his birth last February, to divert attention from the subject.
However, many Instagrammers sided with Kim, arguing that most clothing companies buy from wholesale suppliers like Eurotex, their brand being the main selling point for their products.
“Duhhh you’re paying for the NAME…next case,” one person wrote. “You know that if you sell this with your name, it will not sell… It is the last name that sells,” another repeated.
“She is not a fashion designer. [EVERYBODY] usually uses a supplier to create a brand,” wrote a third. “The brand matters more than the product,” someone else added.
“Obviously every major brand has a FOREIGN supplier…Where do you think 90% of the stuff is made…America?” another user questioned.