Over the last few weeks, British fashion retailer Boohoo was facing the heat for, allegedly, getting clothes made in Leicester-based factories accused of flouting all international compliance standards.
And now it’s another clothing retailer Quiz that has been accused of producing clothes in one such non-compliant factory in Leicester.
The extremely disturbed British retailer said today it has immediately suspended the supplier based in Leicester that has being reportedly paying its workers as little as £3 an hour. Following suspension, further investigation is pending.
Explaining further on this, Quiz said that the supplier in question had used a sub-contractor and it is this sub-contractor that is subject of National Living Wage complaint.
In a statement released yesterday (13 July), Quiz said that if the allegations are found to be true, it will be totally unacceptable. It also said that it will conduct a fuller review of its supplier auditing processes to ensure they are robust.
The living wage for all aged 25 and above is £8.72 an hour, while those aged from 21 to 24 is £8.20 (see the below table).
|Age||Rates from April 2020|
|25 and over||£8.72|
|21 to 24||£8.20|
|18 to 20||£6.45|
Quiz, found in 1993, is a British apparel brand that has around 275 stores in the UK and over 50 stores in countries across Asia and Europe.