Latest news about ethical consumerism


Dispatches reveals sweatshop conditions in Leicester

Nov 16

Written by:
16/11/2010 17:50  RssIcon

UK garment factories are producing clothes for our high street in unacceptable conditions


Channel 4's Dispatches, broadcast on Monday 8th November 2010 revealed that UK garment factories are producing clothes for our high street in unacceptable conditions


Monday night's Dispatches, 'Fashion's Dirty Secret,' showed shocking footage filmed by an undercover reporter, of the poor working conditions of workers at a garment fatory in Leicester which was producing clothes for several high street shops including New Look, Peacocks, Jane Norman and BHS.


The footage showed verbally abusive supervisors, huge workloads, long working hours and levels of pay at below half theUK's legal minimum wage. Many of the factory employees had no visa and so were unable to complain about their working conditions.


Read campaign group Labour Behind the Label's response to the programme here.

Labour Behind the Label are asking you to TAKE ACTION and tell retailers that poverty wages & conditions are not on.


Download our Clothes Shops buyers' guide to see how the companies featured in Fashion's Dirty Secret scored (published in 2008, £3)





Full News Archive


Ethical news archive going back to July 2009.

Read More

Ethical Consumer Blog

New Amazon Alternative launched

  • 22/07/2016 09:18

NearSt combines web and high street book shopping

Ethical Consumer Blog

Personal carbon divestment campaign launched

  • 15/07/2016 12:13

Carbon divestment campaign is the fastest growing divestment movement ever

Ethical Consumer Blog

Major banks pour billions into "extreme" fossil fuels

  • 15/07/2016 08:19

New report outlines the extent of the problem

Ethical Consumer Blog

Companies abandon palm oil pledge

  • 14/07/2016 08:32

Green groups fear new laws mean lower standards

Ethical Consumer Blog

HP boycott action

  • 13/07/2016 08:26

Campaigners release new video