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Burberry Subcontractors Arrested for Labor Exploitation

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Italian police arrested two Chinese nationals linked to a Burberry supplier earlier this month as part of an investigation into alleged labor exploitation and tax fraud, according to Reuters. The couple ran a leather goods company on the outskirts of Florence called Samipell Srl. This business—a subcontractor to the Burberry supplier Tivoli Group Spa—allegedly exploited…

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