Boohoo has been going through some difficult times over the past few months following allegations of poor working practices in its manufacturing units in Leicester.
And so amidst these tough times, when the fast fashion retailer announced the setting up of its own clothing manufacturing facility in Leicester, it was something to cheer for the retailer.
For this, the online retailer has bought a car showroom site in Leicester to establish it into a model garment factory. This Boohoo is planning as a joint venture with a supplier.
The factory will be producing around 50,000 garments a week and will employ about 250 people.
After the recent controversy, Boohoo understands the relevance of health and safety better than many and the model factory intends to focus on that.
Further on this, John Lyttle, the Chief Executive of Boohoo, said that the latest facility will be not only equipped with latest technology, but will also support high standards of worker health and safety.
He further revealed that after the allegation of unfair wages to the workers at the factory, the retailer conducted an independent investigation.
Boohoo said that it could not find the evidence of unfair wages practice, but has confirmed the non-compliance with its code of conduct and therefore has terminated its relationship with two suppliers.
Boohoo owns PrettyLittleThing and Nasty Gal.