Beyonce named her new clothing line after her daughter and where she grew up in Houston, but the megastar is having the clothes made in sweatshops in Sri Lanka.
According to The Sun, Beyonce partnered with a British retailer to sell her new line of clothing called Ivy Park, but the UK publication found that the clothes are being made by people in horrible working conditions.
One woman, 22-year old revealed, “all we do is work, sleep, work, sleep.”
Most of the women who work in the factory making Beyonce’s clothes live in a 100-room boarding house and work over 60 hours a week. They are paid reportedly only the equivalent to $6.17 a day.
The woman told The Sun, “we don’t have our own kitchen or shower, it’s just a small bedroom. We have to share the shower block with the men so there isn’t much privacy. It is shocking and many of the women are very scared.”
She makes roughly $235 a month and spends most of it helping her family and paying rent.
According to Sri Lankan law, the owner of the factory, MH Holdings, is not breaking any laws and are paying the workers the legal minimum wage.
Beyonce is not in trouble legally, but a lot of people look up to Beyonce as a powerful woman. Her female fans call her empowering, but the workers in Sri Lanka have a different view of her. So will America after this story breaks.