Primark summer dress for 12 GBP
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24 Jun. 2014

"Exhausting work hours" label found in Primark dress


A UK-based Primark shopper has found an additional label reading "Forced to work exhausting hours" in one of her dresses when checking for the washing instructions.

The origin of this label is unclear - it might have been sewn into the garment in the UK but also by a factory employee when it was originally sewn together.

Following a media storm, Primark has now reacted to the cause, saying that they are currently investigating the origins of the label and take these allegations “very seriously”. Via a corporate statement, the low-price fashion chain said: “We have asked the customer who discovered the label to return the dress, which has not been available for sale since 2013, to us so we can fully investigate how the label became attached and whether there are issues which need to be looked into.”

Rebecca Gallagher showing the note stitched into the label (source: South Wales Evening Post)
Rebecca Gallagher showing the note stitched into the label (source: South Wales Evening Post)





Maria Hunstig

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