Boohoo mired in fresh controversy over Pakistani factory conditions

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Boohoo has again been embroiled in controversy over conditions for workers within its supply chain, with allegations of underpayment and exploitation emerging from Pakistan.

Workers at two factories producing clothes for the UK pureplay giant in the Pakistani city of Faisalabad said they faced appalling conditions and were paid just £47 a month, below the country’s minimum wage for unskilled labour, according to an investigation by The Guardian

The newspaper’s investigation also found evidence of potential safety issues in the factories, “including motorbikes being parked indoors next to flammable materials”. Workers told The Guardian that, in the rush to produce clothes, they had also been forced to work 24-hour shifts. 

In response, Boohoo has suspended supplier JD Fashion Ltd and factory AH Fashion from its supply chain while it investigates the claims. Another factory, Madina Gloves, denied workers’ claims that it had recently been making clothes for Boohoo.

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