H&M cut ties with Chinese supplier over forced labour claims
H&M cut ties with Chinese supplier over forced labour claims
H&M the Swedish fashion giant has confirmed it is severing ties with a Chinese supplier of its yarns over accusations of forced labour. The accusations are linked to the labour camps allegedly set up in Xinjiang province in China and hold native Uighurs in ‘re-education camps’. An Australian research institute in March 2020 naming more than 82 companies around the world as either direct or indirect beneficiaries of forced labour practices put on Uighurs. H&M released a statement saying it was halting transactions with a Chinese yarn producer that owns the factory where the Uighurs are allegedly being forced to work. They have also stated they will no longer procure cotton from the Xinjiang region. They have also added they would respond imm ...
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H&M cut ties with Chinese supplier over forced labour claims

H&M the Swedish fashion giant has confirmed it is severing ties with a Chinese supplier of its yarns over accusations of forced labour. The accusations are linked to the labour camps allegedly set up in Xinjiang province in China and hold native Uighurs in 're-education camps'. An Australian research institute in March 2020 naming more than 82 companies around the world as either direct or indirect beneficiaries of forced labour practices put on Uighurs. H&M released a statement saying it was halting transactions with a Chinese yarn producer that owns ...

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