Beyonce embroiled in a brand new scandal as workers reveal her Ivy Park sports wear line is manufactured in a Sri Lankan sweatshop...
From The Sun
Beyonce 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.
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.
Most are reluctant to speak out for fear of losing their jobs.
Campaigners insist the women are being exploited and treated like slaves.
One machinist told The Sun on Sunday: “When they talk about women and empowerment this is just for the foreigners. They want the foreigners to think everything is OK.”
Speaking at her cramped 100-room boarding house near the factory in Katunayake, close to Colombo airport, she said: “All we do is work, sleep, work, sleep.”