Beyoncé’s sweatshop ‘slaves’ earn $6 a day making ‘empowering’ sportswear

Beyoncé’s sweatshop ‘slaves’ earn $6 a day making ‘empowering’ sportswear
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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.

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