Fanfare fades for Banana Republic
Are you planning to shop in latest US import Banana Republic?
The new flagship store in London's Regent's Street promises racks and racks of mid-range fashion that's a bit more interesting than Gap's basics. But there's a price to pay for the affordable prices, says War on Want.
The charity has exposed some less than savoury truths about working conditions in Banana Republic's factories in India, where workers earn as little as 15 pence an hour and are 'trained' to lie about the amount of (illegal) overtime they put in.
This is a bad start for Banana Republic's UK debut, and will look even worse for its parent company Gap, which is still struggling to clean up its image from last year's child labour accusations. Click here to carry on reading.