Pedestrians wearing face masks walk past a closed information centre in Leicester, central England. Thanks to a resurgence of the coronavirus that caused the reimposition of social distancing measures there, accusations of modern slavery in textile workshops have resurfaced. Photo: AFP Pedestrians wearing face masks walk past a closed information centre in Leicester, central England. Thanks to a resurgence of the coronavirus that caused the reimposition of social distancing measures there, accusations of modern slavery in textile workshops have resurfaced. Photo: AFP
Pedestrians wearing face masks walk past a closed information centre in Leicester, central England. Thanks to a resurgence of the coronavirus that caused the reimposition of social distancing measures there, accusations of modern slavery in textile workshops have resurfaced. Photo: AFP
Fashion

Sweatshops, modern slavery said to be at core of fast fashion’s Covid-19 troubles in English city of Leicester

  • The thriving garment manufacturing industry in Leicester, in central England, has come under scrutiny for its work practices and conditions
  • A labour rights pressure group alleges it continued to operate at full capacity during the pandemic and that workers were earning a fraction of the minimum wage

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Pedestrians wearing face masks walk past a closed information centre in Leicester, central England. Thanks to a resurgence of the coronavirus that caused the reimposition of social distancing measures there, accusations of modern slavery in textile workshops have resurfaced. Photo: AFP Pedestrians wearing face masks walk past a closed information centre in Leicester, central England. Thanks to a resurgence of the coronavirus that caused the reimposition of social distancing measures there, accusations of modern slavery in textile workshops have resurfaced. Photo: AFP
Pedestrians wearing face masks walk past a closed information centre in Leicester, central England. Thanks to a resurgence of the coronavirus that caused the reimposition of social distancing measures there, accusations of modern slavery in textile workshops have resurfaced. Photo: AFP
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