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Primark ‘constantly looking for slavery in its supply chain’

Primark uses suppliers worldwide to stock its stores

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Budget fashion chain Primark has said it was constantly on the watch for any slavery in its supply chain while dismissing the idea that low cost meant exploitation. Paul Lister, head of Primark’s ethical trading team, said last month the retailer known for cheap, high turnover fashion kept its costs down by not spending on advertising and buying in bulk to achieve economies of scale. After years of facing accusations of using “sweatshops” employing “slave labour” to produce T-shirts for just £3, Primark has this year started to talk publicly about what it is doing to ensure its supply chain…

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