Hidden Cry For Help From Sweatshop Employees In Primark Products


This cry for help on a Primark label can’t be ignored!

According to the South Wales Evening Post a hidden message was found by a clueless shopper in her newly acquired ten Pound dress. Rebecca Gallagher was shocked to read “Forced to work exhausting hours” in the label of her new dress (as you can see in the pictures provided below).

Allegedly, she bought the dress from “Primark”, a major British owned Irish discount clothing retailer, which is spread worldwide. Moreover, two similar stories have emerged recently.


Rebecca Jones found another label in her summer dress, which says: “Degrading sweatshop conditions” (see picture below). [1] A third shopper, Mrs. Wisínska found a handwritten Chinese note with a prison identity card wrapped around in a pair of pants. [2]

A Primark spokesman stated “To be clear, no prison or other forced labour of any kind was found during these inspections” and “Primark is committed to making working conditions safer for those who manufacture its products”. [3]

Furthermore, an article in the Vogue Magazine published a further statement of Primark:

“We find it very strange that this has come to light so recently, given that the dress was on sale more than a year ago, with no other incidents of this kind relating to this dress,” a spokesperson for the brand said this afternoon. “We would be grateful if the customer would give us the dress, so we can investigate how the additional label became attached and whether there are issues that need to be looked into.””Primark’s code of conduct sets out the core principles that suppliers and factories must follow to ensure products are made in good working conditions, and that the people making them are treated decently and paid a fair wage (…).”

The authenticity of this story still has to be evaluated. Nevertheless, what is your opinion about textile production nowadays? How cheap should a t-shirt be? Leave a comment below!

Primart-Cry-For-Help-In-Labels-02Image Source: South Wales Evening Post

 Note in clothingImage Source: South Wales Evening Post