Boohoo, which has been battling scandals for over a year now, has announced that it has significantly cut ties with many of its clothing suppliers.
Following an extensive review of its supply chain across the country, the UK-based fashion retailer now has only 78 approved clothing suppliers in 100 locations.
That’s down from an estimated 200 main apparel manufacturers!
Ever since the retailer was mired in the human rights scandal last year, this is the first time that Boohoo has published the list of all its suppliers.
Though Alison Levitt QC could not find any evidence regarding violation of rights, it had said that Boohoo had failed to take any quick action.
However, Boohoo has been constantly putting efforts to ensure no workers’ rights are violated at any of its suppliers’ factories and this decision to publish the list of all its suppliers is one more step towards that direction.
The luxury online retailer also said that most of its suppliers in the UK had been audited twice in last eight months – even during the weekends.
More on this, John Lyttle, Chief Executive, Boohoo, said that it was a beginning of a new way of working with its suppliers.
That’s a good start to 2021, which has already seen Boohoo acquiring Debenhams and Arcadia brands as well.