According to The Sunday Times, Topshop, owned by Sir Philip Green, has been using "slave labor" to produce Kate Moss' label. Fashion Wire Daily writes that immigrant factory workers in Mauritius have been grossly exploited by being paid $8 for a 12-hour day. In addition, "workers from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India were reportedly recruited for fees of around $725 by agents, flown to Mauritius and then locked in compounds where they were forced to work 70-hour weeks, for far less than the wages they were originally promised."
Mr. Green's response was: “I sent inspectors to factories to look at the working conditions, to see that they are not working in sweatshops, that the working conditions are good. I can’t stand there and count how many people are working,”