Edinburgh Woollen Mill clothes made by North Koreans
Newsnight discovered that some cashmere jumpers sold by Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) are made in a factory where 80 of the workers are from North Korea.
Edinburgh Woollen Mill said the labels are “factually correct” and they do not discriminate about who they employ, but there are questions about what happens to North Korean workers’ wages.
Edinburgh Woollen Mill has 500 outlets around the UK which sell garments including cashmere jumpers, labelled James Pringle and “Designed in Scotland”, which are produced by a company based in Mongolia called Eermel.
The North Korean workers in the Eermel factory in Mongolia are given food and a place to sleep, but according to Eermel’s export director, Bayar, their wages are paid to the North Korean government.
And, just look at the price tag! Wicked!
You can guarantee the North Korean worker was not paid commensurate to justify that!