Opening of boohoo Group factory heralds ‘bright future’ for garment manufacturing in Leicester
The factory represents a multi-million pound investment by boohoo Group and will be used as a ‘centre of excellence’ to reintroduce skills in garment manufacturing that have been lost in the UK over time. The site also includes offices and will be used to train boohoo Group’s own product teams in responsible sourcing and the technical aspects of garment production. The company is also in talks with local education providers to host students and other groups wanting to learn more about garment manufacturing and the fashion industry in the UK.
Production at this 23,000 square foot factory is already underway and has created approximately 180 new jobs for locals. Unlike the traditional way of operating a garment factory, this state-of-the-art facility will operate on two shifts, creating double the employment opportunities and greater flexibility for the team.
All site workers will receive the full range of boohoo group employee benefits, including private medical care and free company stock awards. A full list of staff benefits is listed below:
- 40 hour guaranteed contracts
- 33 days of paid vacation
- Access to our amazing backup sharing system
- Free actions in the boohoo group
- 40% employee discount on all brands
- medical care
- Excellent training and development
- Possibility of overtime when production requires it.
The event took place in the presence of the Mayor of LeicesterSir Peter Soulbyas well as other local dignitaries and NGO representatives including Kevin McKeeverChairman of the Garment & Textile Workers’ Trust and Tim NelsonCEO of Hope for Justice.
Speaking after the event, the CEO of boohoo Group John Lyttle said: “This is a defining moment for us and a very visible demonstration of our commitment to Leicester and clothing manufacturing in the UK. By operating the site as a center of excellence, we want to revive skills lost over time and help our suppliers diversify their product offerings, which will enable them to win business from other retailers who we hopefully will be tempted to start stocking up. from the UK again.
“The past few years have been difficult, but I am confident the future is bright and today marks the start of a new chapter for the apparel industry here in Leicester.”
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SOURCE boohoo Group PLC