Pretty Little Thing Show Met With Protest
British Fast Fashion brand PrettyLittleThing unofficially kicked off London Fashion Week last week; while activists gathered outside the show to protest the wages paid to garment workers in the company's supply chain.
- Boohoo-owned Fast Fashion brand PrettyLittleThing on the surface appears great; it's full of diverse, happy-looking women sporting colourful and trendy clothes.
- Ironincally, the brand's inner-workings are pretty ugly. It doesn’t use eco-friendly materials, instead opting for planet-damaging polyester in most of its lineup.
- It publishes zero or minimal information about its supplier policies and audits, and it doesn’t disclose any information about forced labour, gender equality, or freedom of association.
- Last week, just before the brands runway show begun, demonstrators highlighted the difference between Molly Hague's salary ( creative director) and the wages paid to garment workers who work for Boohoo supply factories.
- The fast Fashion brand’s CEO is reportedly worth £1.42 billion while the people who actually make the clothes are paid somewhere around the £7k mark annual salary-wise.
- Meanwhile, as creative director, Molly-Mae Hague is allegedly raking in £4.8 million per year.
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