Fiona Lambert: Leicester must break vicious cycle and restore great fashion factories

Fiona Lambert

With a long career in the fashion and textile industry and living and working in Leicester, I’ve been deeply saddened by the reports that garment manufacturing has potentially had a part to play in the spread of Covid-19 and the extended lockdown.

In my time here I have seen the rise, demise, and rise again of garment factories, but this time around it’s not something to be proud of. 

While there are some great factories used by retailers who have done much locally to support improvements in ethical standards, unfortunately not all adhere to these practices. 

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