The bargain denims that British shoppers eagerly snap up at cashand-carry giant Makro are produced in horrific conditions in a sweatshop factory in Bangladesh.
Workers toil up to 14 hours a day seven days a week for wages as low as 8p an hour.
Exhausted staff who fall ill at their machines have told investigators they are routinely beaten up by managers at the RL Denim factory.
Frail 18-year-old Fatema Akter was hit when she begged for a rest and died three days later after collapsing as she sewed clothes destined for Makro's 33 British stores. More...