Retailer boohoo Group PLC has been found to have mislabelled items of clothing made in South Asia as “Made in the UK”, according to a BBC investigation.
A Panorama investigation found the company removed the original labels on T-shirts and hoodies at the retailer’s controversial factory at Thurmaston Lane in Leicester between January and October last year.
A spokesperson from boohoo told the BBC the mislabelling was an “isolated incident” and a result of “human error”. “We have taken steps to ensure this does not happen again.”
boohoo is considering closing its Leicester factory and relocating operations.
Boohoo said the incorrect labels were down to a misinterpretation of the labelling rules.
The garments had been shipped from Pakistan and other countries in South Asia to Boohoo’s Leicester factory where they were printed on.