“Zara: The Story of the World’s Richest Man” is the documentary that goes behind one of the biggest and most successful retail stores in the world!
What’s the secret of the success of Zara and how did the brand managed to bring Fashion to an affordable price?
Our journalists infiltrated the world of the retail store to bring you all the answers and scoops!
The documentary includes hidden cameras, interviews with Zara insiders and unique footage of Armancio Ortega, founder and self-made man behind the empire of the greatest prêt-à-porter industry.
The Greens/EFA in the European Parliament reveal that Inditex has saved at least €585 million in taxes during the period 2011-2014, by using aggressive corporate tax avoidance techniques, mainly in the Netherlands, Ireland and Switzerland. You may not know Inditex, but you surely know Zara, Massimo Dutti or Pull&Bear, some of the brands owned by Inditex. Our research looked in detail at their financial accounts and shows how some of their profits are moved to the Netherlands through royalties. Royalty payments are made by many companies for the right to use a brand name. Continue reading “Tax Shopping. Exploring Zara’s tax avoidance business.”
Zara, the main brand of the Inditex group, controlled by 60% by the billionaire Amancio Ortega, the third fortune in the world according to the Forbes Ranking, precarizes its productive force in Chile with poor working conditions.
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This is not an isolated case. According to the Brazilian government, the two Sao Paulo workshops in which illegal immigrants were manufacturing clothes for Zara in conditions bordering on slavery are just the tip of the iceberg. The South American giant’s Labor Ministry says that at least 33 other workshops subcontracted by the Galician firm would have detected the same irregularities: overcrowding, unhealthy working conditions and wages of misery . But the multinational Inditex, owner of Zara, insists that this is an “exceptional situation,” according to El Confidencial, an official spokesman for the textile group founded by Amancio Ortega .
Continue reading “Brazil corner Inditex: another 30 ‘slave’ workshops linked to Zara detected”