Fashion brands say move to pay workers £1.82 for an eight-hour day will help Burma’s garment industry become ‘thriving economic driver’

Major British clothing retailers using factories in Burma have welcomed the nascent democracy’s steps to regulate low pay.

Marks and Spencer, Tesco, Primark, New Look and Topshop have joined international players including H&M, C&A, Aldi and Gap in buying from Burma, also known as Myanmar, where labour costs are ranked the second-lowest in the world. Only Djibouti, in the horn of Africa, is cheaper, according to the risk analysts Verisk Maplecroft.

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Source: The Guardian Circular Economy RSS