Boohoo plans to lead way with ‘model factory’ in Leicester

Boohoo chief executive John Lyttle aims to open a 'model factory' in Leicester

Online retailer Boohoo aims to open a ‘model factory’ in Leicester after being engulfed in controversy over working conditions in the city’s textile industry.

Boohoo, which dropped two suppliers after an exposé of underpayment of staff in factories, could begin manufacturing its own lines in a joint-venture factory up and running by September.

Chief executive John Lyttle is visiting Leicester today, where he will tour a possible site for the factory, which he hopes will show Boohoo’s determination to address critics.

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