17 Jan '12, 10am

Topshop or Sweatshop: Is Cheap Fashion Driving Cheap Labor?

Topshop or Sweatshop: Is Cheap Fashion Driving Cheap Labor?

Topshop’s sweatshop labor scandal goes back at least ten years when it was revealed that the store was using immigrant laborers working in potentially dangerous conditions in London’s East End. More recently , the chain has been accused of keeping costs down and boosting billionaire Sir Philip Green’s empire by giving minimal pay to Sri Lankans, Indians and Bangladeshis to work 12 hour days, six days a week producing Kate Moss’s popular Topshop clothing line. An undercover investigation by a British news channel also got footage of ”dirty, dangerous and appalling conditions” in a UK factory, and found employees being paid illegally at half the minimum wage.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/01/topshop-sweatshop-che...

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