Nitin Passi, the CEO and founder of online retailer Missguided, has been criticised by MPs for refusing to appear in the Houses of Parliament as part of an investigation into fast fashion.
In a letter to Passi, MP Mary Creagh chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, said she was “disappointed” he had declined appear in Parliament on Tuesday 27 November despite having “found time to give an interview to a Sunday newspaper last week”. She added that the chief executives from both Boohoo and ASOS had accepted the invitation.
The government has been investigating the social and environmental impact of fast fashion since June. On 9 November, the Environmental Audit Committee invited ASOS, Boohoo, PrettyLittleThing, Amazon and Missguided to appear before them and give information on areas including staff wages, the life-cycle of the garments sold, and steps being taken to reduce the environmental and social impact of their businesses.