Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Uzbekistan: Child Labor: Global Clothing Brands Boycott Uzbek Cotton

Posted by Info on 19/09/2011

More than 60 of the world’s top clothing labels, including Burberry, Levi, H&M, Adidas and Puma are to boycott cotton from Uzbekistan over claims the government forces children to harvest the crop.

The groups have signed a pledge under the Responsible Sourcing Network, a project organised by the US-based advocacy group As You Sow which is organising the boycott.
“We are a major cotton consumer and like many companies, we take a clear stand against child labour, regardless of country,” said Henrik Lampa, corporate social responsibility manager at H&M.

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