2020-06-21 11:00:12| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news
One factory owner tells how coronavirus cancellations by UK brands have seen him struggle to pay wagesCoronavirus latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage As high streets across England opened this week and hundreds of people jostled through the doors of clothing shops, thousands of miles away in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Mostafiz Uddin is worrying about how to pay his workers wages. At Denim Expert Ltd, the sustainable clothing company he founded in 2009 as a sustainable apparels clothing company, hundreds of boxes of jeans are crammed against walls and packed to the ceiling. These boxes contain 38,000 pairs of Burton jeans, worth more than 200,000 that were ready for shipment in early March. But as the UK went into lockdown that month, an email pinged into his inbox that tore his life apart. Continue reading...
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