Activists Target Sports Brands Over Forced Labor in China
A new campaign organized by labor groups is demanding that international brands ensure they are not using forced labor from the Uyghur region of China, which they say accounts for 84% of the country’s cotton supply and 20% of the world cotton supply. While it makes no specific accusations against specific brands, the group contends that 1 in 5 cotton garments in the world are tainted by forced labor.
Nike and all the major international brands have long had prohibitions on child and forced labor that are constantly monitored by outside agencies as well as internal personnel. Too, they have all ... Log in to view full article.