Boohoo is selling clothes made by Pakistani factory workers paid only 29p an hour and working in appalling conditions.
Workers making clothes for Boohoo at two factories in the city of Faisalabad said they were paid 10,000PKR (£47) a month, well below the legal monthly minimum of 17,500PKR.
Documentary, video and photographic evidence supports claims of safety issues, including motorbikes being parked indoors next to flammable materials.
In the rush to produce clothes for the western market, insiders said workers were sometimes expected to do 24-hour shifts.
One of more than a dozen workers interviewed said: “I know we are exploited and paid less than the legal minimum, but we can’t do anything … if I leave the job another person will be ready to replace me.”
After the Guardian approached Boohoo about the findings, the company suspended a supplier, JD Fashion Ltd, and a factory, AH Fashion, from its supply chain while it investigated.
Another factory, Madina Gloves, denied workers’ claims that it had recently been making clothes for Boohoo.
AH Fashion, which is closed for construction work, acknowledged it had fulfilled an order for the brand as recently as October.
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