Rebecca Gallagher, a 25 year old resident of Wales, enjoys shopping for bargains when looking for apparel, but her last bout of commerce brought her something unexpected.
After picking up a dress at a local department store, Primark, for only $16 (£10) she discovered an additional tag sewn into the material when she began searching the tag for washing instructions.
Inscribed on a hand-stitched label was the phrase
Forced to work exhausting hours.
Upon discovering this she phoned the store where she had purchased the dress and was placed on hold for 15 minutes before being summarily hung up on.
A spokesman from the company stated that there had been no other incidents of this type, but that they would like the dress returned so they could conduct a full investigation. Primar it has been noted has been under watchful eyes since one of their sweatshops collapsed in April of last year, killing over 1,000 workers and injuring 2,500 more.
Rebecca, a mother, had this to say,
“It makes me think that it was a cry for help — to let us people in Britain know what is going on.
I would dread to think that this might involve child labour and people’s terrible working conditions.
You hear all sorts of stories about people working in sweatshops abroad — it made me feel so guilty that I can never wear that dress again.”
h/t Opposing Views