Gucci to check Chinese suppliers after TV exploitation charges

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A woman holding an umbrella walks past a company logo of a Gucci boutigue outside a shopping mall amid rainfalls in central GuangzhouMILAN (Reuters) – Italian fashion house Gucci said on Monday it would strengthen controls on its suppliers after a television program showed Chinese employees working more than three times their official hours to assemble its handbags. The head of a Gucci subcontractor told an investigative program broadcast by RAI state television on Sunday that Gucci was aware it irregularly employed Chinese workers. …