Published time: 1 Mar, 2019 20:39 Edited time: 1 Mar, 2019 22:41
An 'empowerment’ oriented clothing brand has stopped selling its “girl power” T-shirts after a report revealed they were being made by exploited women in a sweatshop in Bangladesh. But at least the cotton they used was organic?
In a case of robbing Patty to pay Pauline, the UK-based F= sold cheap shirts made at DIRD Composite Textiles in Bangladesh in order to raise money for Worldreader, a charity that provides e-books for impoverished children in Africa. The prints themselves were done in the UK.
F= said that there was a “huge demand” for the shirts, even getting celebrity endorsements from TV presenter Holly Willoughby and former Spice Girl Emma Bunton.
Read more: https://www.rt.com/uk/452797-girl-power-shirt-bangladesh/