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British Newspaper Blasts Lidl for Using Cheap Labor to Make Cut-Price Jeans

Low-cost supermarket Lidl has landed itself in hot water.

The German chain recently launched a 58-piece denim collection, which includes women’s jeggings priced under 6 pounds (around $8.60), but British newspaper The Guardian has called out the company for paying workers pennies per hour to make them.

The limited-edition range hit more than 600 U.K. stores last week as part of Lidl’s “We Love Denim” promotion and The Guardian pointed out that the reason the retailer could sell them so cheaply was because they were made in Bangladesh, where the minimum hourly wage for a garment worker is 23 pence, or about 48 pounds per month (roughly $69).

Read more at Sourcing Journal.