Beyoncé’s new high street sportswear range for Topshop is made using sweat shop labour earning just £4.30 a day, we can reveal.
The revelation heaps more pressure on under-fire fashion tycoon Sir Philip Green, who faces a grilling from MPs about his role in the collapse of BHS.
The chain’s demise put 11,000 jobs at risk and left a £570 million pensions black hole.
Beyoncé says she wants her Ivy Park gym gear to support and inspire women — while Topshop claims it “empowers women through sport”.
But poverty-stricken seamstresses making some of the clothes in the MAS Holdings factory in Sri Lanka earn just £4.30 a day.
It would cost them more than a month’s wages to buy a pair of Beyoncé’s £100 leggings.
The workers, mostly young women from poor rural villages, can only afford to live in boarding houses and work more than 60 hours a week to make ends meet.