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Former Love Islander joins protests against Molly-Mae’s PrettyLittleThing runway

Influencer Molly-Mae Hague held her first runway event for PrettyLittleThing on Wednesday (February 16).

But the event was reportedly ‘mobbed by protestors’ who were demanding ‘fair wages’ for the ‘fast fashion’ brand’s garment workers.

Among the crowd of approximately 20 protestors was former Love Islander, Brett Staniland.

Read More: Molly-Mae Hague’s first runway for London Fashion Week ‘mobbed by protestors’

Concerns were raised following calls for ‘fair wages’ for factory workers of the brand that is owned by the Boohoo Group.

The protest saw approximately 20 people gather outside the hotel in Leicester Square, including Brett.

A sign read: ‘PLT Creative Director salary: £4.8 million. PLT garment maker salary: £7,280. Same 24 hours in a day.’

This sign referenced previous controversial comments made by Hitchin-born Molly-Mae who said that everyone has the same 24 hours in a day.

People thought she was suggesting that everyone could be a millionaire like her just by working hard.

The runway at London Fashion Week was held at the Londoner hotel where the ex-islander joined other protestors.



Brett Staniland was among the group of protestors
Brett Staniland was among the group of protestors

On PrettyLittleThing’s latest Instagram post promoting the runway, there were further controversial comments from protestors.

@venetialamanna commented: “#PayYourWorkers”.

@seven_shades_shop added: “#payyourworkers”.

An investigation by The Sunday Times in June 2020 stated that a factory in Leicester producing clothes for PrettyLittleThing’s parent company, Boohoo, was paying garment workers £3.50 per hour.

HertsLive has approached PrettyLittleThing for comment.

However, a Pretty Little Thing spokesperson told The Independent that “any suggestion” that garment workers are paid lower than the minimum wage is “grossly inaccurate”.

“We publish a list of all our approved UK and international manufacturers, all of whom have been audited over the last 18 months, and we do not tolerate any non-compliance with our supplier Code of Conduct.

“We operate a whistleblowing hotline so people can share any concerns they may have and we work with relevant government agencies to ensure the people who make our clothes have their rights in the workplace protected.”

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