abusesaffiliationarrow-downarrow-leftarrow-rightarrow-upattack-typeburgerchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-upClock iconclosedeletedevelopment-povertydiscriminationdollardownloademailenvironmentexternal-linkfacebookfiltergenderglobegroupshealthC4067174-3DD9-4B9E-AD64-284FDAAE6338@1xinformation-outlineinformationinstagraminvestment-trade-globalisationissueslabourlanguagesShapeCombined Shapeline, chart, up, arrow, graphLinkedInlocationmap-pinminusnewsorganisationotheroverviewpluspreviewArtboard 185profilerefreshIconnewssearchsecurityPathStock downStock steadyStock uptagticktooltiptwitteruniversalityweb

4 Apr 2013

Lucy Osborne, Daily Mail [UK]

Zara hit by slave labour allegations [Argentina]

High Street fashion chain Zara [part of Inditex] is under investigation over the use of sweatshops and child labour..."Degrading" factory conditions in Argentina were reportedly used to produce clothes for the store…[The] head of Argentina's Government Control Agency which raided three factories producing Zara clothes last week, said: "We found men and children who lived in the place where they worked. They were not registered and they were living in terrible conditions. They had no official documents and were held against their will, they were not allowed to leave their workplaces without permission."…Zara said yesterday they were "surprised" by the revelations and claimed they had not been officially notified by the Argentinian authorities. A spokesman said: "From the limited information we have, which are the addresses of the workshops, they have no relationship with our suppliers and manufacturers in the country."…