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Zara is the latest giant fashion brand to be subject of fresh controversy over labour standards and human rights.

It has been reported across various news media, including the Associated Press, that shoppers have been finding messages on the tags of clothing bought at Zara stores. One of the messages read: “I made this item you are going to buy, but I didn’t get paid for it.”

According to the Associated Press, the workers who left the messages were employed by a company called Bravo Tekstil – a third-party manufacturer. This is the same manufacturer that supplies such brands as Mango and Next. It has been reported that the workers are so far owed up to 3 months of wages.

Currently, Zara ranks with a mediocre 69 on the ethical index. Human rights was a serious concern in the latest research performed by The Good Shopping Guide.

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