Molly-Mae Hague became creative director of fashion brand PrettyLittleThing – often referred to as PLT – last year
Molly-Mae Hague ‘s first runway event as creative director of fashion brand PrettyLittleThing is said to have been “mobbed by protesters” in London earlier this evening.
The influencer, 22, – who found fame on Love Island in 2019 – was among the attendees of the show at the Londoner Hotel tonight, alongside boyfriend Tommy Fury, also 22.
The event however led to a protest against the brand – often referred to as PLT – with it reported that around 20 people gathered outside the hotel in Leicester Square.
It comes amid concerns over the sustainability of so-called ‘fast-fashion’ and calls for “fair wages” for factory workers of the brand, which is owned by the Boohoo Group.
Protesters outside the event were seen holding up signs against the retailer, with one reading: “PLT Creative Director salary: £4.8 million. PLT garment maker salary: £7,280.”
The sign concluded: “Same 24 hours in a day.” This seemed to be in reference to comments made by Molly-Mae on a podcast last month which sparked controversy.
Brett Staniland, 27, who appeared on Love Island last year, is believed to have been among the group. He’s understood to have held up a sign criticizing PLT himself.
The sign read: “There’s nothing ‘pretty’ about wage theft.”
An account on Twitter for him and twin Scott Staniland appeared to confirm the former’s attendance at the protest.
According to the Sun, celebrities who attended the catwalk event itself included Maura Higgins, 31 – who became friends with Molly-Mae on Love Island three years ago.
The Mirror approached a rep of Molly-Mae Hague.
A spokesperson for PrettyLittleThing told us: “Any suggestion that the people making clothes for PLT or any other boohoo group PLC brand are paid lower than the minimum wage is grossly inaccurate.”
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They continued: “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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