OUR RESPONSE TO CHANNEL 4's DISPATCHES PROGRAMME, 23 January 2017
As you may be aware, Missguided has been referenced in the media, in the context of working practices in the Leicester textiles manufacturing industry.
I would like to reassure you that we take the concerns raised by Channel 4's Dispatches programme very seriously and demand the highest standards of safety, working conditions and pay from all of our suppliers.
We have an internal team that works very hard to try and tackle the types of issues raised in the programme. These are issues faced by all retailers globally and we work with the Ethical Trading Initiative to identify what we can collectively do to prevent bad working practices. We are also active members of the ETI's Leicester Working Group, which gives us an opportunity to help set and enforce these standards across all of our supply chain.
We have suspended production with the factory in question with immediate effect. Please be assured that we are committed to finding a resolution to these concerns with the best interests of the workers as a priority.