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Boohoo scandal reveals the problem with fast fashion

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Boohoo’s monitoring of its supply chain has been inadequate for years. Image: Supplied
When reports came out in July of unsafe working conditions and low wages in a factory used by the British fast fashion giant Boohoo, the story – for some – had a shocking twist.  The factory in question was not located overseas in a country with lax regulations and no minimum wage; it was in Leicester, the heart of England’s textile and clothing manufacturing industry.  The public outcry was swift – Boohoo’s share price fell over 40 per cent in the following days – and the bran