Katie Price scent whipped off Superdrug shelves after Indian bottle wage rumpus
Women! Are you reading this website while sporting a toot of the Katie Price perfumes Stunning or Besotted on or about your slender, elegant wrists or neck? Because if you are, you should probably be feeling deeply ashamed of yourself right now.
That’s because a report in The Observer on Sunday claimed that the bottles were made in India by workers who are being paid 26p an hour, which is less than the minimum wage in case you hadn’t already guessed. As a result of that report, Superdrug have withdrawn the fragrances from their shelves, stating that it all flies in the face of their “robust ethical trading policy.”
But Katie’s spokesdudes have leapt into action and roared: “Following a press report about the production of Katie Price's perfume bottles by the Pragati Glass Company, we can confirm that this factory in India is no longer used as a source of component.
“The production of the bottle, its packaging, filling and finishing has been moved from India to the UK and France. We would like to reiterate as always that all products manufactured for Katie Price, or third parties working on behalf of Katie Price, have a checking policy that ensures health, safety and ethical trading guidelines are met and in most cases are exceeded. We are investigating if and how this has occurred in these circumstances.”
Katie Price, you’ve lost our trust and support. It’s going to take A LOT for you to get that back.