Former Love Island star Brett Staniland staged a protest over fast fashion outside Molly-Mae Hague’s PrettyLittleThing show.
As Molly-Mae, 22, showed off her collection debut with the online fashion retailer at the Londoner Hotel on Wednesday night, outside the event, anger was mounting as protestors took issue with Boohoo Fashion Group, which owns PLT.
One of those holding signs and speaking through a microphone to condemn the company was reality star Brett, who also spoke exclusively to OK! about Boohoo’s contribution to the climate crisis as one of the “biggest in the world”.
“The fashion industry doesn’t get taken seriously with the climate crisis. Boohoo Group don’t care about anyone, and they contribute more to the crisis than any other fashion brand in the UK,” he told us.
Brett explained: “They use women of colour at the front of their campaigns to mask women of colour in their supply chains that they don’t pay. It’s exploitation from where ever you look at it.
“They don’t care. They brainwash us with their press releases, they don’t want to take responsibility for their workers in Leicester, they said it wasn’t their factory, and they don’t own it,” he continued.
“They have tried to brainwash us by saying they’ve taken over a factory, and it accounts less than one per cent of their whole contribution. It’s so ridiculous, they’re experts in brainwashing.”
Brett, who appeared on Love Island last summer, said that contestants are offered a wardrobe to wear on the dating show if they want to.
“I was in a position where I said I didn’t want to wear any of the clothes, so I took my whole wardrobe because I wanted to support local British brands.”
Acknowledging the guestlist for Molly-Mae’s event, Brett added: “PLT doesn’t care about them. They’re not paying any of their bills or providing them with any substance in their life. We shouldn’t care as much as we do about brands like this.”
Meanwhile, earlier this week, Molly-Mae spoke about how her new PLT collection would focus more on sustainability.
Molly told OK!: “Sustainability is a massive topic at the moment. The people who produce these garments are people who work day in and day out for the items to not be throw-away fashion.
“We want people to love these garments and wear them constantly.”
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