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We are quick to condemn slavery of the 1800s, but not when it’s the source of quick fashion in 2020

Nelson McCausland


Sweatshop conditions in the garment industry are nothing less than a national disgrace, says Nelson McCausland

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Exploitation in Leicester’s clothes industry has been described as the city’s ‘dirty secret’

Exploitation in Leicester’s clothes industry has been described as the city’s ‘dirty secret’

Exploitation in Leicester’s clothes industry has been described as the city’s ‘dirty secret’

The city of Leicester has been in the news because of its Covid-19 hot-spots and its local lockdown.

According to figures from Public Health England, the level of Covid-19 cases in Leicester is almost 15 times that of Derby, another city in the East Midlands, and almost 25 times that in Nottingham, which is also in the East Midlands.

However, that is not the only reason why Leicester has been in the news. There have also been fresh revelations about its “fast fashion” sweatshops, which comprise part of the city’s garment industry.