I am angry. I am frustrated. And to be honest, I am rather embarrassed and heartbroken.
This week’s exposé of modern-day slavery in Leicester pretty much epitomises everything I loathe about the industry I have been part of my entire working life.
For years, those of us on the sustainable end of the business have done our best to shout about our trade’s failings. But just when you think the fashion industry couldn’t get any worse, we find out that not only is modern day slavery happening right here in the UK, but that profits are being prioritised over basic employment laws, not to mention the safety of the nation. Why is this industry still getting it so wrong?
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