United Kingdom: Fashion brands like Boohoo urged to help UK suppliers address labour abuses

Fashion retailers such as Boohoo and Quiz should not abandon their suppliers in Britain over labour abuses but support them to improve working conditions, advocates said on Tuesday, amid growing scrutiny of garment factories for modern slavery in the city of Leicester.

British brands sourcing from Leicester, central England, have been scrambling to respond this month following campaigner and media reports that some of their suppliers had underpaid workers and failed to protect them from COVID-19.

Boohoo and Quiz has vowed to investigate their supply chains and improve operations after reports that factory workers were being paid as little as 3 pounds ($3.80) an hour – less than half the minimum wage in Britain – to make their clothes.

This article has been summarised, the original full article can be found at reuters.com

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