Sainsbury's denies double standards in 'bag for life' row

Author: Terri Judd, Independent [UK], Published on: 28 April 2007

Sainsbury's was embroiled in an embarrassing row yesterday after claims that its "green" shopping bag was anything but ethical...But yesterday it emerged that the bag was made in China, a country known for appalling labour conditions. And environmentalists described as hypocritical the use of conventional, rather than Fairtrade, cotton...The supermarket said the carrier was made in a factory that pays double the minimum wage for that province and complies with all aspects of Chinese labour law, as well as having operations reviewed by a human rights consultant.

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