Clothing retailer, Missguided\u2019s head of product quality Paul Smith, has said the company\u2019s inspectors were \u201cchased out\u201d of a supplier\u2019s factory by workers after asking questions about their sourcing.\r\n\r\nSmith also claimed his staff had been threatened and assaulted by workers at the Leicester factory. He said: \u201cThese were people we were scoping out and didn\u2019t like the questions we were asking. A former director was physically chased out of the building; another of my employees was held by the throat and pushed out of the door.\u201d\r\n\r\nEnvironmental Audit Committee chair, Mary Creagh, asked Smith what he felt the factory was hiding, Smith replied "underpayment of workers". Smith told the committee that 30% of Missguided's production comes from Leicester, with 50% from China and the remaining products made in Pakistan, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria and Vietnam.\r\n\r\nThe events come after Missguided CEO Nitin Passi declined to give evidence to a Parliamentary hearing looking at the effects of \u2018fast fashion\u2019 on the environment. When declining to speak at the hearing Passi called the committee they were "people trying to create a story and you are the bait".