Coronavirus: Bangladeshi clothes boxes reach 60,000

Angie Brown

Edinburgh and East reporter

Sajida Foundation

More than 60,000 clothes boxes have been sold to help thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers hit by cancelled orders during the coronavirus outbreak.

Cally Russell, an Edinburgh businessman, said the country was left with mountains of unsold clothes in factories after UK retailers pulled out of their contracts.

The 32-year-old has been selling the clothes in the UK at half price in boxes based on customer's preferences.

The money will then go to help clothing workers who have lost their jobs.

Mr Russell, who is the CEO of online clothing retailer platform Mallzee, only created the new venture called Lost Stock a few days ago.

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