Image courtesy of the BBC

This is a topical Poem about Boohoo, the online retailer recently criticised for its use of sweat shop factories in Leicester. We have created this vicious cycle of fast fashion that pollutes the planet, enslaves people (mainly women and children) into poverty wages.

We think this only happens in far away 3rd world countries, but not this time! Its all happening here in the UK. Please read and enjoy!

Boo-hoo, boo-hoo, boo-hoo
Cry the workers making for Boohoo.
They work so hard night and day,
to deliver goods for a price that’s a giveaway.
The supplier is crushed by the increasing cost,
while the brand cares nothing for their loss.
For Boohoo its yipped de doo, 
as they make billions from all of you.
Cheap clothes worn once then discarded,
while our planet is bombarded.
Tons of textiles go to landfill each year,
where they are buried forever with no one’s tear.
Polluting the earth without a thought or a care,
no labels saying “buyer beware”.
Do you know what happens to your clothes,
have you a clue where any of it goes.
Boohoo, Missguided, Primark,
the supply of fast fashion is extremely dark.
Exploited people working illegally,
not paid the minimum wage or treated decently.
These factories worked through a pandemic,
No safe guarding, it’s  just a gimmick.
No care for them as they must deliver, 
to those brands, the lowest bidder.
And so the workers spread the virus,
so you could have your desirous.
These factories making fashion from polyester,
are not in Bangladesh but in Leicester.

What do you think about cheap clothing?

Has the pandemic changed your shopping habits?

I would really love to hear your thoughts, so drop me a mail anytime!

Stay safe people ……………….

Published by Tomboymum

Just sharing loads of life experiences that are interesting, mundane, mad and sad.

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