Sunday, 12 February 2017
Factories in Burma exploited child labour
"Scandal-hit David Beckham championed the global fight against child labour while children as young as 13 made clothes for the high street giant selling his multi-million-pound fashion range, a Mail on Sunday investigation has found."
"We discovered child labour abuse at factories in Burma used by H&M, which sells the former England captain’s clothing line."
"Beckham announced a high- profile Unicef fund in 2015 to combat global child exploitation – as teenage girls were working for as little as 13p an hour in H&M-contracted factories on the outskirts of Burma’s capital Yangon..."
"Emails leaked earlier this month suggested Beckham hoped his Unicef campaign would help win him a knighthood..."
"While there is no suggestion Beckham knew of the use of child labour by H&M contractors in the Far East, a charity exposed the practice in 2015 – three years into his store deal."