The age-old “cheap clothes, but at what cost?” problem has once again surfaced, as a shopper found a “forced to work exhausting hours” message sewn into the tag of a dress bought from a Primark in Swansea.
Primark have responded to the claim, stating that it ensures the working conditions of its employers are safe and insisting everything is all above board…
“We find it very strange that this has come to light so recently, given that the dress was on sale more than a year ago, with no other incidents of this kind relating to this dress,” a spokesperson said. “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 that need to be looked into.
“Primark is committed to making working conditions safer for those who manufacture its products. It was the first UK retailer to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh in order to work collaboratively with other brands and stakeholders in the industry to bring about sustainable long-term change in the country.”
We hope Primark will get to the bottom of how the message found itself on the label. Where do you guys stand on this matter?