MPs challenge Boohoo for ‘turning a blind eye’ to Leicester sweatshops

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In a letter sent to Boohoo founders Mahmud Kamani and Carol Kane, MPs have called out Boohoo for falsely claiming no knowledge of the illegal working practices in their Leicester supply chain.

Conservative chair of the Environmental Audit Committee Philip Dunne said in the letter that it was “incredible” for Boohoo to claim it was surprised by the recent allegations of modern slavery in the Leicester factories.

In 2018, Dunne pointed out, then co-chief executive Kane gave evidence to the committee surrounding similar issues in its supply chain, following a Financial Times investigation.

The committee has asked Boohoo to prove what measures it took to keep workers safe during the pandemic and whether it still issues fines for late deliveries.

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