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Reflections in Light of Boohoo’s Latest Slave Labor Claims

Boohoo Group is under fire, as it is every once in a while, over slave labor claims. At other times it is lauded for its wokeness: for example, when Black plus-size hijabi model Ilwaad Marsal was recruited for Pretty Little Thing earlier this fall. Unfortunately, using exploitative labor practices and appearing “woke” online are not mutually exclusive phenomena — in fact, they work well together.