July 23, 2020

Coalition pressures fashion industry to end Uighur forced labor

Washington (AFP) – An international coalition called on fashion and garment giants Thursday to break supply chains from the Xinjiang region of China and cut ties with those implicated in Uighur forced labor within the next year.The Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region, an international group of rights, civil society and trade organizations, warned that one-fifth of the cotton garments “in the global apparel market are tainted by forced labour.””We are calling on leading brands and retailers to ensure that they are not supporting or benefiting from the pervasive and extensive for…

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