So you know Beyonce's Ivy Park collection that was launched into Topshop last month and it seems like EVERYONE is wearing rn? Well, it turns out that it's actually being made in Sri Lankan sweatshops are people are naaaaht happy about it.
Even though some of the collection is being sold for upwards of £100+, it turns out that workers in Sri Lanka are getting paid around 44p an HOUR in order to churn out the stuff.
The allegations were reported in The Sun on Sunday where Jakub Sobik of Anti-Slavery International said: 'Companies like Topshop have a duty to find out if these things are happening.'
Ivy Park was launched with the mission statement of 'inspiring and supporting women', but The Sun quoted a seamstress at one of the sweatshops who said: 'When they talk about women and empowerment this is just for the foreigners. They want the foreigners to think everything is OK.'
She also told The Sun that her 18,500 rupee (£87.26) monthly salary is not enough to survive on. She works shifts of almost ten hours Monday to Friday with just a half hour lunchbreak and also works overtime and on Saturdays.
A Topshop spokesperson commented: 'Ivy Park has a rigorous ethical trading programme.
'We are proud of our sustained efforts in terms of factory inspections and audits, and our teams work very closely with our suppliers and their factories to ensure compliance.'
Hmmmm. What do you lot reckon? Doesn't sound good to us. Thoughts n all that good stuff over @sugarscape puh-leaaaase