The undercover journalist discovered shocking conditions at a Leicester factory supplying major fashion brands. Staff were paid less than minimum wage, worked in unsanitary conditions and complained of being exploited.
Channel 4’s report Dispatches program on suppliers to retailers, including Sir Philip Green’s BHS chain of stores, aired 10 years ago. Despite outrage, more inquiries, and a parliamentary inquiry, many of his findings remain true to this day for the fast-paced fashion industry.
Last month, a secret Sunday Times investigation found that workers at a packaging factory in Nasty Gal, one of online giant Boohoo’s sub-brands, were being paid less than half the minimum wage – also little than £ 3.50 an hour – and have complained of operating. . Despite the local lockdown in Leicester, the