Sri Lanka: Beyonce's Ivy Park line allegedly produced in sweatshop - includes response
British tabloid The Sun accused Ivy Park, Beyonce's activewear label of cheating its workers by paying them the equivalent of $6.17 a day, per WWD, and contrasted the wages to the cost of Ivy Park leggings, which can retail for up to $144. Ivy Park [joint venture partnership between Topshop/Arcadia & Parkwood Entertainment] uses a MAS Holdings factory in Sri Lanka to manufacture some of its clothes. MAS Holdings touts itself as a global best practice in Sustainability Company. Ivy Park's representative said in a statement that it has a rigorous ethical trading program, and they are proud of sustained efforts in terms of factory inspections and audits, and that their teams worldwide work very closely with suppliers and their factories to ensure compliance.