This Primark Shopper Got More Than She Bargained For When Checking The Label On Her New Dress
Feeling disturbed by what she saw as a ‘cry for help’ from an overworked employee possibly slaving away in an overseas sweatshop, Rebecca called Primark for an explanation but said she ‘was put on hold for 15 minutes before being cut off’.
A spokesman for the famously cut-price high street giant said there had been ‘no other incidents of this kind’ and added: ‘We would be grateful if the customer would give us the dress, so we can investigate how the additional label became attached and whether there are issues which need to be looked into.’
Primark’s fast fashion model is popular with thrifty shoppers but often criticised by campaigners who have long claimed it exploits workers overseas.
Primark was one of the brands that sourced clothing from the Rana Plaza factory which collapsed in 2013 killing more than 1,100 people. It has since pledged up to £8m in compensation.
Rebecca says the incident has made her think more carefully about where her bargain buys come from: ‘To be honest I’ve never really thought much about how the clothes are made.
‘But this really made me think about how we get our cheap fashion.’
Source: The Metro