On our minds: Primark prison cry-out

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by adakallgren on 18 December, 2015

Primark is once again criticised as a girl finds a note from a Chinese prisoner in a pair of newly bought socks.

On our minds is Primark which once again got some bad publicity after a British girl found a note from a Chinese prisoner in her dad’s newly bought socks. The message, written in Mandarin, reveals a cry-out for help from a 39-year-old Chinese man urging the person who finds it to spread the word about his corrupt local government which systematically accuses innocent people of illegal matters. This is not the first time shoppers find disturbing messages in garments bought at the low-value chain: last year a girl found a label stitched into her dress reading “Forced to work exhausting hours”. Though it is not yet confirmed whether these messages are authentic or not, they are certainly thought-provoking. Read more here


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