According to the BBC, The Observer newspaper reported that Primark supplier, Manchester-based firm TNS Knitwear, was paying illegal workers -- including Pakistani, Afghan and Indian illegal immigrants -- less than the minimum wage. Some workers were reputedly receiving just £3 an hour. Primark immediately expressed itself "extremely concerned" by the allegations, which TNS Knitwear has denied, and agreed to remove references to the Ethical Trade Initiative from its 140 shop fronts.
Fashionista reminds her readers that, however serious the economic climate for the fashion industry, the employment laws are there to be complied with. On a more flippant note, it occurs to her that, at £3 an hour, there aren't many places apart from Primark where you can do your clothes shopping.