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LONDON – A bitter public row has broken out between billionaire Philip Day’s Edinburgh Woollen Mill group and Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association. The BGMEA wrote to Day last week claiming its members are collectively owed around £27m in unpaid bills by EWM brands. Day’s brands, which include Peacocks, Austin Reed and Jaeger, and agents are accused of taking “undue advantage of the Covid-19 situation.”

BWM has now used the UK media to hit back, claiming the BGMEA’s approach is “unproductive” and “uncollaborative” and saying the organisation did not verify the progress EMW had made prior to publishing the letter.

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