Centre Research Highlighted in Guardian Article

Dr Nik HammerRecent research on the Leicester garment industry undertaken by centre member, Dr Nik Hammer, and the Ethical Trade Initiative was highlighted in Tuesday's issue of The Guardian.

The article "Faster fashion: ‘If a trend comes, we need to have it on our site in under a week’" looks at the speed at which clothes can go from design to finished item on online retail sites. Leicester is cited as the place to go for a speedy turn around on products and the article mentions factories on Chesterfield Road in particular.

The article goes on to discuss the recent findings of Dr Hammer and the ETI that many workers are paid below minimum wage.

You can read the full article on The Guardian website

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