Beyonce’s HOT New Slave Sweat Shop – Topshop

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BEYONCE’S new high street sportswear range for Topshop is made using sweat shop labour earning just £4.30 a day, we can reveal.

The revelation heaps more pressure on under-fire fashion tycoon Sir Philip Green, who faces a grilling from MPs about his role in the collapse of BHS.

The chain’s demise put 11,000 jobs at risk and left a £570million pensions black hole.

The boss . . . Topshop's Sir Philip Green
The boss . . . Topshop’s Sir Philip Green Splash News

Beyonce says she wants her Ivy Park gym gear to support and inspire women — while Topshop claims it “empowers women through sport”.

But poverty-stricken seamstresses making some of the clothes in the MAS Holdings ­factory in Sri Lanka earn just £4.30 a day.

It would cost them more than a month’s wages to buy a pair of Beyonce’s £100 leggings.

The workers, mostly young women from poor rural villages, can only afford to live in boarding houses and work more than 60 hours a week to make ends meet.

Most are reluctant to speak out for fear of losing their jobs.

Campaigners insist the women are being exploited and treated like slaves.

The worker . . . machinist we spoke to said there was little opportunity to escape poverty
The worker . . . machinist we spoke to said there was little opportunity to escape poverty
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Beyonce unveils her clothing collection.

One machinist told The Sun on Sunday: “When they talk about women and empowerment this is just for the foreigners. They want the foreigners to think ­everything is OK.”

Beyonce, 34, previewed last month’s launch at Topshop’s flagship Oxford Street store in London with a sizzling video on YouTube.

She said: “My goal with Ivy Park is to push the boundaries of ­athletic wear and to support and inspire women who understand that beauty is more than your physical appearance.

“True beauty is in the health of our minds, hearts and bodies.

“I know that when I feel physically strong, I am mentally strong and I wanted to create a brand that made other women feel the same way.”

Beyonce and rapper hubby Jay Z are worth a combined £760million.

She named the 228-piece Ivy Park range after their four-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.

In 2013 Beyonce headlined the Chime for Change gig at Twickenham to raise cash for struggling women and girls around the world.

The star was joined by Jay Z during her 45-minute set for the gig, which raised £2.8million.

Sir Philip, 64, took more than £400million out of BHS before ­selling it for £1 last year. He was spotted with his new £100million yacht in Monaco last month.

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