Emma Thompson is the latest in a line of celebrities to slam luxury goods brand Burberry after it told 300 workers at its plant in Treorchy, south Wales, that it would close the plant in March.
Ms Thompson warns that Burberry will appear “inauthentic” if it exports jobs to China, and that the company is engaged in the “bastardisation” of its brand.
“When I buy clothes, I always check to see
where they are made. When an item that is so clearly branded as British
to the core is ‘Made in China,’ I’m afraid that I often put that
article straight back, suspecting corporate greed and unacceptably low
wage packets for the producers of that article.
“Burberry should not make this move — it will brand itself as greedy, unethical and, perhaps most importantly for the profile of the company, inauthentic.” Read more