Students protest over Topshop 'slave labour'

STUDENTS were today expected to hold a protest outside a Princes Street store.

The Edinburgh University students were to target Topshop to campaign against the retailer's alleged use of "slave labour" overseas. The group, from the university's People and Planet society, will be joining a national Redress Fashion day that aims to expose the impact of business practices on wages and labour standards.

Topshop, which is part of the Arcadia Group, was accused on the BBC's Newsnight programme of buying cotton from suppliers who used forced child labour.

Sarah Waldron, Campaigns Officer at People and Planet, said: "If the Arcadia group is serious about conditions in its supply chain it must do more than send a code of conduct to its suppliers."

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