Sunday, 15 May 2016

Beyonce Sweater Shop

Beyoncé’s new range of women’s sportswear is made using sweat shop labourers who earn as little as £4.30 a day, it has been reported. The American pop star’s Ivy Park gym gear is sold by Top Shop, the high street fashion retailer owned by Sir Philip GreenA Sunday newspaper reported the clothing range – which Beyoncé said she hopes will “support and inspire women” – is made by Sri Lankan seamstresses some of whom earn £4.30 a day. Workers are paid more than the legal minimum wage but campaigners described the labour as "form of sweat shop slavery". A Topshop representative said that the Ivy Park has a rigourous ethical trading standards and that they expect suppliers to be able to meet their code of conduct.