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Boohoo Group invites customers to look behind the scenes of its suppliers

Lauretta Roberts
06 August 2021

Boohoo Group is throwing open the doors of its supply chain to its customers, inviting them to a "meet the makers" day, where they can look behind the scenes of its suppliers first hand.

The Manchester fashion group, which owns a raft of brands from Boohoo to PrettyLittleThing, Oasis, Warehouse, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis, has been consolidating its supplier base – particularly in Leicester – over the past year.

Following media reports last year of underpayment of staff in some factories that supplied Boohoo Group, the company asked Alison Levitt QC to conduct an independent investigation into working practices among its suppliers. Furthermore retired judge Sir Brian Leveson has been appointed to monitor on-going improvements to its supply chain.

Despite the controversy around Leicester, which have resurfaced recently with further claims of underpayment, Boohoo has maintained it is committed to continuing its support of British manufacturing. It now wants its customers to come and take a look at the fabric weavers and printers, the pattern cutters and machinists, who make their clothes.

Some of the suppliers have worked with Boohoo Group with for years and many of them are family-run business spanning generations.

“We are committed to transparency and this initiative is another demonstration of this. We are proud of the work we have done in the UK and we want the opportunity to showcase it. Customers can be confident in our operations and the way in which we are working with suppliers to drive positive change, as we help rebuild a vibrant manufacturing base in Leicester that offers good employment and great prospects for the city and its workers.

“I’d like to personally extend the invitation to our customers to be a part of this opportunity to come meet our makers this first hand," said Boohoo Group CEO John Lyttle.

Customer wishing to take advantage of the opportunity should email [email protected]. The company will consider all submissions and select a group to attend an all-access day in Leicester.

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