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China: Uniqlo's suppliers allegedly "risking health & lives of migrant workers with substandard factory conditions"

Author: Danny Lee, South China Morning Post, Published on: 11 January 2015

"Uniqlo's Hong Kong-listed suppliers 'putting workers lives in danger", 12 January, 2015

Major Hong Kong-listed suppliers to Japanese fast fashion brand Uniqlo have been accused of risking the health and lives of their migrant workers with substandard factory conditions...Issues at a Pacific factory in Panyu , Guangzhou and Luen Thai factory in Dongguan included excessive working hours, a lack of personal protective equipment and employees working in hot temperatures...Fast Retailing, the public Japanese retail company which owns Uniqlo...confirmed in its own inspections several problems, including long working hours, but said it did not find other issues stated in the report. A spokeswoman said: "Fast Retailing has urged the two factories to resolve [the problems] immediately. We will take strict action if progress has not been made."...Uniqlo suppliers Pacific Textiles and Luen Thai could not be reached for comment.

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Related companies: Uniqlo (part of Fast Retailing)