Clothing company aiding Bangladeshi workers with lucky dip operation

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 25 Jun 2020, 12:05PM
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Clothing company aiding Bangladeshi workers with lucky dip operation

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 25 Jun 2020, 12:05PM

Most of a us are no strangers to ordering clothes online, especially after lockdown, but usually we've carefully chosen what we've ordered.

An online shopping site in the UK has turned that on its head in an attempt to help clothing factories left high and dry after Covid.

In the past few months, more than $2 billion of clothing orders were cancelled, leaving Bangladeshi clothing workers with no income and tonnes of clothes destined for landfill.

Shopping site Mallzee has stepped in, starting a business called 'lost stock' which allows people to pay a flat fee for three mystery items of clothing to be chosen for them based on their size and personal style and sent as a lucky dip, with funds going directly to workers.

Founder Cally Russell joined Mike Hosking to talk about his business venture and how everything is going.

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