Fashion Enter Featured in The FT (Financial Times)
September 17, 2019 - September 17, 2019
Sarah O’Connor compiled an investigative article on the unethical practices currently blighting the British garment manufacturing industry. Published on the 17th May 2018 the article entitled ‘Dark factories: labour exploitation in Britain’ she balanced the article with those such as Fashion Enter that are fully compliant and transparent and are pushing for positive change.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
Earlier this year, Jenny Holloway, owner of London factory Fashion Enter, went to Leicester at the request of the council to give a workshop to other owners. Fashion Enter has an ongoing order commitment from Asos and uses technology to monitor tasks and ensure decent wages. After hearing from the manufacturers, she fired off a letter to Peter McAllister, executive director of the ETI. “Have you been to review the cost prices given to these factories by certain retailers and etailers? Any person in the industry would know that these cost prices are totally unobtainable,” she wrote. “The onshoring of production back to the UK is happening here and now but it’s fragile. The mighty retailers have clout and financial resources and factories don’t . . . [Retailers should] work with carefully selected manufacturers and support them.”
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