Tag: exploitation

Boohoo: MPs demand answers over Boohoo exploitation claims

Image copyright Boohoo Online retailer Boohoo has been criticised by MPs who say it has failed to address claims of exploitation at factories in Leicester. Philip Dunne MP said he found it “incredible” Boohoo was surprised by allegations of poor working conditions. Boohoo had said it was “shocked and appalled” by reports that workers had been paid as little as… Read more →

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Boohoo action on exploitation claims ‘inadequate’

Image copyright Boohoo One of Boohoo’s largest shareholders is dumping stock in the fashion firm after it said the company had failed to address concerns about working conditions at a supplier in Leicester. Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) criticised Boohoo’s response to exploitation claims as “inadequate in scope, timeliness and gravity”. Allegations of poor pay and conditions at a factory emerged… Read more →

Boohoo dropped by Next, Asos and Zalando over exploitation claims

Image copyright Boohoo Three major online retailers have dropped fast fashion brand Boohoo over allegations of low pay and unsafe conditions at a supplier’s factories. Next dropped Boohoo clothes from its websites last week, while Asos and Zalando followed suit on Tuesday. This follows a Sunday Times report claiming workers at a Leicester factory were paid £3.50 an hour, while… Read more →

Boohoo vows to investigate exploitation claims

Image copyright Boohoo Fast fashion retailer Boohoo has said it will investigate one of its suppliers following reports that staff are earning less than the minimum wage amid unsafe working conditions. The Sunday Times reported that workers at Jaswal Fashions in Leicester could expect to be paid £3.50 an hour. It also saw little evidence of measures to stop the… Read more →