COVID-19 has put under the spotlight the fast fashion industry in Leicester East, and its exploitation of thousands of (mostly immigrant) workers. Exploitation that ranges from unsafe working conditions through to slavery; from staff being paid below the minimum wage to fraud.

This report highlights the level of systemic corruption and exploitation that continues to plague Leicester’s garment industry.

Parallel societies: slavery, exploitation and criminal subculture in Leicester - The Centre for Social Justice and Justice & Care, 2020 DOWNLOAD

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