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Private dive join in search for missing Colorado mom Suzanne Morphew

The search for missing Colorado mom Suzanne Morphew has been aided by a private dive team, who have a YouTube channel with 18 million viewers. 

Suzanne, 49, has not been seen since Mother’s Day, May 10, when she set out for a bike ride near her home in Maysville. Her bicycle was later discovered abandoned on a rural track a short distance from her property. 

Posting footage from their search online Sunday Adventures with Purpose said that they ‚kept their search a secret‘ because ‚there may have been a risk to our team being in the area‘. 

Footage shows as they make their way through waters between Salida and Denver; they are not thought to have found any evidence to help in the search.  

Diver Jared Leisek had told: ‚We first start with sonar in a lot of these locations, scan it, side scan down, scan 360. And if we identify something, then we suit up and then we get in the water and then we investigate even further to identify guesses 100 per cent.‘

He added: ‚We do have 18 million viewers a month and a lot of them are law enforcement. And we have a lot of law enforcement that has reached out. „Hey, if you need a lead liaison, if you want to come to our state, our town, our community, we welcome you“.‘  

The search for missing Colorado mom Suzanne Morphew has been aided by a private dive team, who have a YouTube channel with 18 million viewers

The search for missing Colorado mom Suzanne Morphew has been aided by a private dive team, who have a YouTube channel with 18 million viewers

Suzanne, 49, has not been seen since Mother's Day, May 10, when she set out for a bike ride near her home in Maysville. Her bicycle was later discovered abandoned on a rural track a short distance from her property. She is pictured with her husband Barry and two daughters

Suzanne, 49, has not been seen since Mother’s Day, May 10, when she set out for a bike ride near her home in Maysville. Her bicycle was later discovered abandoned on a rural track a short distance from her property. She is pictured with her husband Barry and two daughters

At the time of Suzanne's disappearance, her husband Barry was 150 miles away, staying in Denver and gearing up for a landscaping job

Suzanne Morphew

At the time of Suzanne’s disappearance, her husband Barry was 150 miles away, staying in Denver and gearing up for a landscaping job

Adventures with Purpose last week helped locate the body of man who had been missing in Iowa since 2013. 

In the latest video, Leisek teamed up with another amateur investigator, known only as Kurt. In the footage they leave their search for Suzanne amid fears they are being tracked. 

They later consult with a psychic on the case.  

At the time of Suzanne’s disappearance, her husband Barry was 150 miles away, staying in Denver and gearing up for a landscaping job. Last month, a co-worker exclusively told DailyMail.com that Barry’s hotel room stank of bleach and was littered with wet towels. 

Barry – who has offered a $100,000 reward for Suzanne’s safe return – previously theorized that his wife may have been taken by a wild animal. He now says he believes she was abducted. 

In August DailyMail.com exclusively reported that scent of human remains was discovered on a plot of land owned by Suzanne's husband, Barry Morphew

In August DailyMail.com exclusively reported that scent of human remains was discovered on a plot of land owned by Suzanne’s husband, Barry Morphew

Photos showed FBI and CSI investigators working on a plot of land in Salida's Longhorn Ranch district - a vacant site with several lots, one of which is owned by Barry

Photos showed FBI and CSI investigators working on a plot of land in Salida’s Longhorn Ranch district – a vacant site with several lots, one of which is owned by Barry

Leisek added: ‚One of the things that people keep coming back to is Barry, you know, he was very wet. He had the hotel room. There are three ponds that are near that. We’re also dealing with the mine shaft, also dealing with some of the hunting grounds.‘ 

Suzanne’s brother, Andy Moorman, arrived in Maysville to conduct his own searches for his sister. Andy has blasted Barry for his behavior following Suzanne’s mysterious vanishing, implicating him in her disappearance. 

Suzanne, 49, was reported missing on Mother's Day after Mallory and Macy were unable to contact her

Suzanne, 49, was reported missing on Mother’s Day after Mallory and Macy were unable to contact her

‚I don’t think she ever got on her bike. I think she probably died on May 9 and she was hidden somewhere that night…  I’m afraid this is domestic abuse,‘ Moorman previously told He later told reporters that believes his sister has been murdered.  

But in his interview with CBS 4, Barry blasted back, alleging that Andy had been a bad brother to Suzanne and had never shown any interest in her prior to her headline-hitting disappearance.

‚I’ve spent many nights… [with] Suzanne crying on my shoulder, asking why her siblings refuse to show her love,‘ Barry claimed. 

He also stated that he would not join Andy’s search for Suzanne because he does not believe she is still in the area around Salida.   

Barry told CBS 4 that he has now put the family home up for sale for $1.75 million, because the daughters are too scared to stay at the home – believing it was the site of Suzanne’s abduction. 

The home has been searched by the FBI and the Colorado Bureau of Investigations on numerous occasions. 

Suzanne, 49, was reported missing on Mother’s Day after Mallory and Macy were unable to contact her.

A neighbor, Jeanne Ritter, 70, called the police after the two girls alerted her to their mother’s disappearance.

Barry was at a Holiday Inn hotel near Denver on the day his wife vanished – last month, DailyMail.com revealed that he had left his room reeking of chlorine and littered with wet towels.

The initial police investigation saw teams of officers drafted in from all over Colorado to search the area around the Morphew home, while police divers were seen checking portions of the river nearby.

Three days after she went missing, CBI and FBI agents were photographed searching the three-bedroom house by DailyMail.com before the search moved to a riverside worksite in Salida where Barry had been doing a landscaping job.

Barry told CBS 4 that he has now put the family home up for sale for $1.75 million, because the daughters are too scared to stay at the home - believing it was the site of Suzanne's abduction. The home has been searched by the FBI and the Colorado Bureau of Investigations on numerous occasions

Barry told CBS 4 that he has now put the family home up for sale for $1.75 million, because the daughters are too scared to stay at the home – believing it was the site of Suzanne’s abduction. The home has been searched by the FBI and the Colorado Bureau of Investigations on numerous occasions

Suzanne's brother, Andy Moorman, pictured, arrived in Maysville to conduct his own searches for his sister. Andy has blasted Barry for his behavior following Suzanne's mysterious vanishing, implicating him in her disappearance

Suzanne’s brother, Andy Moorman, pictured, arrived in Maysville to conduct his own searches for his sister. Andy has blasted Barry for his behavior following Suzanne’s mysterious vanishing, implicating him in her disappearance

Late last month, DailyMail.com revealed that investigators have also taken security footage spanning the period from May 8 to May 10 from businesses around the Holiday Inn Express hotel near Denver – 150 miles from Salida – where Barry was staying when his wife vanished.

Contractor Jeff Puckett, 49, told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview earlier this month that the room stank of chlorine and was littered with wet towels when he took it over the same day.

He also discovered mail left behind that dealt with property insurance – DailyMail.com also revealed how Barry has obtained guardianship of Suzanne in order to sell you photo a mutual property in their native Indiana.

In August DailyMail.com exclusively reported that scent of human remains was discovered on a plot of land owned by Suzanne’s husband, Barry Morphew.

Morphew, sell images 52, a landscaper, has not taken part in the search for his wife, but did allow the grounds of his home in Maysville, sell you photos Colorado, to be searched. 

Photos showed FBI and CSI investigators working on a plot of land in Salida’s Longhorn Ranch district – a vacant site with several lots, one of which is owned by Barry.

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Bella Hadid is red hot as she poses topless in a red wig and platforms

Bella Hadid is using her starpower for a good cause. 

On Saturday the 24-year-old model channeled her inner Barbie as she modeled a series of homemade tie dye shirts to benefit Feeding America. 

Bursting with excitement that the collection ’sold out in 5 minutes,‘ she shared some red hot photos of herself topless in a fiery wig and red platform boots. 

Red hot: Bella Hadid, 24, smolders for the camera after selling out her limited edition Chrome Hearts x Bella collection of handmade tie dye shirts to benefit Feeding America

Red hot: Bella Hadid, 24, buy pohtos smolders for the camera after selling out her limited edition Chrome Hearts x Bella collection of handmade tie dye shirts to benefit Feeding America

In the racy snaps, Bella shows off her killer frame in a barely there nude thong and a pair of fire engine red platform boots. 

Wearing nothing but a silver chain around her neck, she worked her famous face for the camera. 

Letting her accessories do the talking, she left little to the imagination in the smoldering snaps. 

Flashing skin: Letting her accessories do the talking, she left little to the imagination as she showed off her enviable figure in a nude thong

Flashing skin: Letting her accessories do the talking, she left little to the imagination as she showed off her enviable figure in a nude thong

Teaming up with her good friends over at Chrome Hearts, she penned a heartfelt statement about what the collaboration meant to her.

Teasing the shirts as the website went live, she shared snaps of Barbies in tie dye shirts before posting photos of her modeling the shirts. 

Posing in a variety of colorful unisex t-shirts, she got playful with her looks sporting a series of different wigs and hairstyles as she showed off the wide range of t-shirts.  

With 100% of  proceeds from her creations going to the worthy cause, Bella opened up about the collection which has been eight-months in the making.  

Barbie girl: Hadid teamed up with Chrome Hearts to launch a series of homemade tie dye shirts to benefit Feeding America, releasing the now sold out collection on Saturday

Barbie girl: Hadid teamed up with Chrome Hearts to launch a series of homemade tie dye shirts to benefit Feeding America, releasing the now sold out collection on Saturday

Helping others: She opened up on Instagram at what the collection meant to her as she wrote 'I had to my put my energy in somewhere to help'

Helping others: She opened up on Instagram at what the collection meant to her as she wrote ‚I had to my put my energy in somewhere to help‘

'Manifest happiness': The well-intentioned model shared that the project has been eight months in the making as the tie dye craze was huge at the beginning of quarantine

‚Manifest happiness‘: The well-intentioned model shared that the project has been eight months in the making as the tie dye craze was huge at the beginning of quarantine 

Chrome Hearts x Bella: Not her first collaboration with the beloved brand, Bella wanted to use her starpower for a good cause for the thoughtful collection

Chrome Hearts x Bella: Not her first collaboration with the beloved brand, Bella wanted to use her starpower for a good cause for the thoughtful collection

Hopping on the tie-dye bandwagon at the beginning of quarantine, the well-intentioned model wanted to do something to help people in need. 

‚I’m so happy you guys.

It’s not much but I really just wanted to make art that would help people,‘ she shared yesterday. 

In a lengthy caption for the accompanying snaps Bella wrote:   

‚As the pandemic started eight months ago, the feeling of panic and sadness infiltrated throughout the planet…I began every morning just sitting with my thoughts, hoping I could manifest happiness and full stomachs for anyone struggling,‘ she wrote.  

Playfully posh: Posing in a variety of colorful unisex t-shirts, she got playful with her looks sporting a series of different wigs and hairstyle

Playfully posh: Posing in a variety of colorful unisex t-shirts, she got playful with her looks sporting a series of different wigs and hairstyle

Reaching out: 'I began every morning just sitting with my thoughts, hoping I could manifest happiness and full stomachs for anyone struggling,' she wrote as she talked about her heartfelt idea

Reaching out: ‚I began every morning just sitting with my thoughts, hoping I could manifest happiness and full stomachs for anyone struggling,‘ she wrote as she talked about her heartfelt idea

Donation match: Hadid told her followers that she was matching the proceeds from the sale as 100% of the funds were going to the cause

Donation match: Hadid told her followers that she was matching the proceeds from the sale as 100% of the funds were going to the cause

Inspiration: Teasing the shirts as the website went live she shared snaps of Barbies in tie dye shirts before posting photos of her modeling the shirts

Inspiration: Teasing the shirts as the website went live she shared snaps of Barbies in tie dye shirts before posting photos of her modeling the shirts

‚Unfortunately, I’d have to say that I am not that powerful, but I knew I had to my put my energy in somewhere to help.

The thought of how lucky I was to be healthy, safe, fed, and loved while there were so many families and buy pohtos children feeling the exact opposite would completely overwhelm my brain every single day, from the minute I woke up to the minute I went to sleep.‘

She continued, ‚I was devastated thinking about children not eating lunch school or parents not being able to provide for their families, the way they would like to, and deserve to.‘

‚With them in mind, I decided to sit every day for a few months to personally tie-die these shirts, just for you, in hopes that i could eventually sell you photos them for @feedingamerica.‘ 

Hadid continued to share that she was ‚constantly inspired‘ by the Stark family from Chrome Hearts as they ‚constantly utilize their resources to manufacture PPE, while protecting the health and well being of their workers.‘ 

Made with love: She shared some photos of her hand dying all the shirts as she sat in the backyard on her mother's Pennsylvania farm

Made with love: She shared some photos of her hand dying all the shirts as she sat in the backyard on her mother’s Pennsylvania farm

Colorful: The unisex t-shirts came in long sleeve and cropped versions as she showed off her creative side with a range of colors

Colorful: The unisex t-shirts came in long sleeve and cropped versions as she showed off her creative side with a range of colors

Lifesize: Bella looked every bit the lifesize version of the fashionable tie dye barbies she posted to tease the collection

Lifesize: Bella looked every bit the lifesize version of the fashionable tie dye barbies she posted to tease the collection

Craft queen: Artistic by nature, Bella spent quarantine doing a variety of crafting projects

Craft queen: Artistic by nature, Bella spent quarantine doing a variety of crafting projects

Tie dye barbie: Decked out in mini Chrome Hearts clothing, Bella shared her inspiration for the photoshoot

Tie dye barbie: Decked out in mini Chrome Hearts clothing, Bella shared her inspiration for the photoshoot

‚I love you, and I am forever grateful for your generous heart.

100% of proceeds are going to Feeding America and I will match it. Ps. I’m sorry there aren’t more. We will do this again soon,‘ the post read. 

Yesterday she shared some photos of her dying the shirts at her mother Yolanda’s farm in Pennsylvania. 

Wearing a white bandeau top and a pair of Chrome Hearts jeans she showed off her crafty side. 

Taking to social media to share her gratitude in advance of the clothing drop she said, ‚I’m so happy you guys.

It’s not much but I really just wanted to make art that would help people.‘

On Saturday she shared that the site had crashed from all the traffic, teasing a second drop soon as she wrote ‚I better get to work.‘

Tie dye grind: After patrons crashed the site causing the line to sell out within five minutes, Hadid wrote that she 'better get to work' on a second drop

Tie dye grind: buy images After patrons crashed the site causing the line to sell you photos out within five minutes, Hadid wrote that she ‚better get to work‘ on a second drop

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For instance, if you live somewhere with zero or spotty 5G coverage, there’s no reason to keep 5G on. Do Not Disturb is disabled right out of the box, which means your iPhone will continue to beep at you throughout the night, causing light sleepers to wake up. Who wants that? Instead, a dip into settings can automatically silence your phone all night long, take advantage of dark mode to save battery life and put Control Center to work for you by changing your phone’s settings. 

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Few people over the age of 30 will have heard of the clothes label Shein. Yet from its base 6,000 miles away on the Pearl River delta, this Chinese brand could soon be the biggest retailer of fast fashion in Britain, if it isn’t already. 

The giant firm is taking on home-grown competitors such as Boohoo, Pretty Little Thing and Missguided, and is expanding rapidly.

Backed by ruthlessly efficient marketing through ‚influencers‘ and social-media sites, Shein is filling teenage wardrobes with dirt-cheap tops and skirts.

It sells an estimated 30,000 items to Britain every day – that’s more than ten million a year – and spends more on advertising in this country than any other clothing label, bewitching a generation of young, almost entirely female shoppers.

Shein collaborates with celebrities such as ITV's I'm A Celebrity… winner Georgia Toffolo (pictured)

Shein collaborates with celebrities such as ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… winner Georgia Toffolo (pictured)

It is surprising, therefore, how little is known about the company or how it produces garments so cheaply that even the notorious sweatshops of Leicester can’t compete.

With a tiny British office and fewer than a dozen staff here, Shein has remained shrouded in mystery, but an investigation by The Mail on Sunday has uncovered claims including:

  • Piracy on a vast scale as it adds more than 1,000 new items every day to its vast online catalogue, often copying popular designs;
  • Bosses profiting from absurdly cheap postage rates subsided by the Royal Mail;
  • Widespread complaints about flimsy, shoddily produced clothes;
  • Huge environmental damage from discarded clothes worn only once or twice..

Never has fashion been faster, or cheaper.

Yet the questions are mounting as steadily as Shein’s multi-million-pound profits.

BRITISH TEENAGERS ARE RUTHLESSLY TARGETED 

Shein sells fashion at pocket-money prices: tops for £3.49 and dresses for £4.99.

In a Black Friday sale, some tops were less than £2 each.

Its target market is the lucrative teen and young adult demographic, and social media is the key to reaching them, which is why Facebook and YouTube users are bombarded with adverts for the brand.

Shein collaborates with celebrities such as ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… winner Georgia Toffolo, who signed up to pose wearing two of the brand’s collections in the past nine months, while a virtual catwalk show in September featured Rita Ora and Ellie Goulding as models.

Then there is an army of influencers on Instagram and Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok.

Shein persuades young women to post clips of themselves with branded boxes crammed with purchases – so-called ‚Shein hauls‘. The hashtag #sheinhaul has nearly a billion views on the app, while #shein has a further 3.1 billion.

Shein's £25 cardigan

House of Sunny, an independent womenswear label in East London, said its £90 Daybreak cardigan (pictured) was copied by Shein

House of Sunny, an independent womenswear label in East London, said its £90 Daybreak cardigan (right) was copied by Shein and sold for £25 (left)

If someone’s post is ‚liked‘ by Shein, which has 15 million Instagram followers, they can easily amass half a million views and thousands of new followers.

The firm’s affiliate programme offers financial rewards to social-media users who show off recent buys and direct their followers to the brand’s website.

Such affiliates receive up to 20 per cent commission on every purchase they help to sell – a welcome addition to any teenager’s pocket money.

HUGE PROFITS FROM ITS CHINESE FACTORIES

China may have inflicted Covid-19 on the world, but now it is benefiting economically through firms such as Shein as Britons stranded at home have turned to the internet to shop.

Shein, which is privately owned, won’t release its financial figures, although Chinese media have estimated that it will make more than £11 billion of sales this year from its factories based round the industrial powerhouse of Guangzhou.

By comparison, the UK’s Boohoo Group has annual sales of about £2 billion.

Industry analysts say the Shein app is significantly more popular than those run by rivals, with 12 million worldwide downloads in the past month alone.

And according to one leading British distribution company, Shein posts about 30,000 orders a day to the UK.

Fashion analyst Juozas Kaziukenas, from Marketplace Pulse, said: ‚Shein seem to be killing it. It’s a pretty fascinating company. There’s a huge untapped demand for affordable fashion. We’ve had H&M, Zara and Asos. Shein has taken it one step further.

‚It’s also fascinating that it all comes from China, which allows it to have lower costs.

‚Everyone knows that Primark gets everything from China but they are middlemen. Shein goes direct to the customer.

It’s hard for other retailers to compete on price when you’re selling from China.

‚The Government needs to close shipping and tax loopholes which lets this be so successful.

THE MULTI-BILLION POUND MYSTERY

Despite huge sales, little is known about Shein. Mainly based in China, Singapore and Hong Kong, the company was founded in China by Chris Xu, also known as Yangtian Xu or Sky Xu, an American-born graduate of Washington University in the US.

The company’s headquarters are in Shenzhen, the city linking Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland.

Xu created the brand, then known as SheInside, in 2008. Since then, he is reported to have raised £39 million from a variety of backers.

‚Shein is almost an unknown to anyone outside the fashion industry,‘ said Kaziukenas. ‚I don’t know who the chief executive is; I don’t know how much money they’ve made.

‚They are very secretive as a company. They don’t comment on anything or put out any press releases.‘

When contacted by The Mail on Sunday, Shein refused to disclose sales figures, profits, manufacturing or distribution techniques.

Its only physical presence in Britain is a rented second-floor office behind black gates in Islington, North London.

Security was tight when we visited – a buzzer at the front gate, another to access the site and a third to enter the lift.

Ten or so people – some Chinese and some British – are thought to work there in a combined office and photo studio.

Many of those who claim to be victims of piracy are small, independent labels without the resources to challenge an international giant. Typical is cult French label Maison Cleo, run by mother and daughter Cleo and Marie Dewet, which specialises in hand-crafted, limited-edition blouses (pictured)

Many of those who claim to be victims of piracy are small, independent labels without the resources to challenge an international giant.

Typical is cult French label Maison Cleo, run by mother and daughter Cleo and Marie Dewet, which specialises in hand-crafted, limited-edition blouses (pictured)

Maison Cleo claim that one of their distinctive £200 garments with an oversized pleated collar was copied and sold by Shein for just £11.49 (pictured)

Maison Cleo claim that one of their distinctive £200 garments with an oversized pleated collar was copied and sold by Shein for just £11.49 (pictured)

POPULAR DESIGNS ARE ‚RIPPED OFF‘ WITHIN DAYS

Shein boasts of ‚thousands of new styles‘ daily on its website, but it has been accused of copying other designers in its rush to release new products.

Instagram is full of allegations of piracy, and one source with a good knowledge of Shein confirmed that the firm itself has been inundated with complaints.

With the aid of computer technology and low labour costs, Shein aims to get new designs ready for shipping in just three days, the news agency Reuters recently reported.

In comparison, Zara takes about three weeks for a design to go from the drawing board to the shop floor.

With such tight turnaround, Shein can target the styles, colours and fabrics of its clothing to match the most popular ranges in the UK at any given time.

Many of those who claim to be victims of piracy are small, independent labels without the resources to challenge an international giant.

Typical is cult French label Maison Cleo, run by mother and daughter Cleo and Marie Dewet, which specialises in hand-crafted, limited-edition blouses.

They claim that one of their distinctive £200 garments with an oversized pleated collar was copied and sold by Shein for just £11.49.

‚My stomach hurts,‘ Marie wrote on Instagram when she discovered the item on sale so cheaply.

Nearly half of the more than 2,400 comments left for Shein on consumer review website Trustpilot give just one star ('bad') out of five. Pictured is a Shein haul on TikTok

Nearly half of the more than 2,400 comments left for Shein on consumer review website Trustpilot give just one star (‚bad‘) out of five.

Pictured is a Shein haul on TikTok

House of Sunny, an independent womenswear label in East London, said its £90 Daybreak cardigan was copied by Shein and sold for £25.

Camilla Ley, the brand’s managing director, said: ‚Shein have copied our designs in the past.

There’s nothing we can do about it, which is heartbreaking for a small indie company like ours.‘

For its part, Shein claims to have ‚established a huge team of professional designers‘ with a designer recruitment programme seeking new talent.

Mr Xu has said: ‚These designers are young, creative and energetic. I like to work with them, and hopefully they can become our partners.‘

But there is widespread doubt as to whether this is the only – or even the main – way the label operates.

The head designer of a London-based brand, who did not want to be named, claimed it was common for fast-fashion brands to use sophisticated software – for which Shenzhen is famous – to use pictures of other firm’s outfits to quickly create copies.

PAYING ‚PENNIES‘ TO POST ITEMS TO YOUR DOOR

Shein takes advantage of heavily reduced postal charges, subsidised by the Royal Mail.

The company ships orders in small consignments through the ordinary postal system, benefiting from low international rates that allow packages to be sent thousands of miles for very small fees.

The system was originally set up to by the United Nations Universal Postal Union to help developing countries, not the second-largest economy in the world.

This loophole is set to be closed soon, as is the concession that no VAT is charged on imported consignments under £15.

Interestingly, customers often find that their clothes take a long time to be delivered, and that different items on the same order arrive separately.

There is no suggestion Shein has behaved improperly, but Richard Allen, of Retailers Against VAT Abuse Schemes, says: ‚Chinese retailers are paying pennies to send these things.

We are subsidising Chinese retailers to undercut UK businesses.‘

SHEIN KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT YOU’RE THINKING 

Chinese media have reported how Shein uses software to analyse internet searches to establish which colours, fabrics and styles customers are looking for and adapts its ranges to target specific trends in individual countries.

For example, red jeans might be popular in Germany, while shoppers in the UK might be looking for a jumper worn by the Duchess of Cambridge.

Shein refuses to discuss the technology it uses.

DUMPED IN LANDFILL AND POLLUTING THE OCEANS

Critics condemn Shein for contributing to fast-fashion pollution problems, in which 350,000 tons of clothing are dumped in landfill every year.

Some claim that fashion is the world’s second-biggest polluting industry after fossil fuels.

Many Shein items are made of polyester, a synthetic fabric usually derived from petroleum.

When washed, they produce microfibres, which contribute to the huge volumes of plastic pollution in the seas.

Most of Shein’s factories are in Panyu, an industrial hub in Guangzhou. The firm claims to provide ‚industry-leading working conditions‘ with ‚a safe, clean, happy and protective environment‘.

But Lauren Bravo, author of How To Break Up With Fast Fashion, says: ‚The brand pays lip service to ethics and social responsibility, but as far as I can see there’s no solid information to back up any of those claims.

Nobody can sell a new dress for less than a tenner without someone, somewhere paying the price.‘

MANY HUNDREDS OF UNHAPPY CUSTOMERS

Nearly half of the more than 2,400 comments left for Shein on consumer review website Trustpilot give just one star (‚bad‘) out of five.

Many customers complain that items fell apart after a single wear, were not true to the advertised size or didn’t look like the website photos. Others warned of bad customer service or long waits for clothing to arrive.

Annie Howard, of Manchester, ordered bikinis from the site and said: ‚They were really bad quality, only lasting for one holiday.‘

And Rebecca Gilpin, an artist from London, said: ‚I ordered a cardigan and a two-piece seven months ago and they have only just arrived.

The quality is awful. The fabric was stuck together as hard as Velcro. I will never buy pohtos from them again.‘

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Here are some invaluable tips to enable you to enjoy your slot machine experience towards the fullest. You need to have disciple with regards to managing your bankroll. If you manage your bankroll well, it is possible to surely extend your playing some time to continuously have the excitement and also the thrill of awaiting a big amount to get a jackpot prize. You need to just be sure you only use what can in your bankroll which it is possible to afford to lose. This way, you will not be going home with a lot of regrets and frustration.

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