Australia: Retailer behind Katies, Rivers slams modern slavery accusations

One of Australia’s biggest fashion retailers has hit out against a Modern Slavery report pointing to it as one of the worst offenders for putting the squeeze on overseas garment manufacturers, labelling the findings inaccurate.

Oxfam Australia says factories that participated in research for its “Shopping for a Bargain” report rated Premier Investments’ Just Group and Mosaic Brands as the worst performers, behind Myer, which got an average rating of two out of four.

They say the report was based on more than 150 surveys and 22 in-depth interviews with people, including factory owners and workers, production managers, union leaders, economists, representatives of non-government organisations and brand representatives, but claim those three retailers did not participate.

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