Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Primark hits the news again!

It was a wonderful moment in 9y1's lesson today when lots of you asked me if I had seen the news about Primark after we used it as an example of a company that has connections with sweatshops in the developing world in the Global Fashion Industry unit.
Primark featured on the BBC News earlier this week for once again being involved in the use of sweatshops, but this time here in the UK! Supplier TNS Knitwear, who supply Primark, was found to be employing illegal workers in poor conditions at its Manchester factory. Factory workers were found to be working 12 hours a day for £3.50 per hour. Primark is best known for its cheap fashion clothing and bucked the trend on Britain's high street last year to make a £233m profit.

To see the BBC News stories connected to this, click here.

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