Opinion: Boohoo should cut ties with Leicester following sweatshop revelations

George MacDonald

Online fashion star Boohoo has become too big to countenance links with Leicester factories alleged to operate under Dickensian conditions in flagrant breach of the law.

Boohoo’s prowess has enabled rapid growth and bucked the wider fashion market trend. 

Such has been the etailer’s success that, even though listed on AIM, it is capitalised at £3.6bn – almost twice that of Marks & Spencer – and that’s after Boohoo’s share price fell off a cliff yesterday on the back of the Leicester ‘slave labour’ revelations in The Sunday Times.

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