23 Jul Contact Brands About Uyghur Human Rights Abuses in Supply Chains
A coalition of 180 human rights groups has released a report detailing the fashion industries’ complicity in the human rights abuses in Xinjiang. These brands are specifically named.
Abercrombie & Fitch
Customer Service: Abercrombie@Abercrombie.com
CEO Email: email@example.com
Badger Sport(Founder Sport Group)
C&A (Cofra Holding AG)
Calvin Klein (PVH)
Jessica Jenkins, 212 292 9435
Director, Public Relations
Cerruti 1881 (Trinity Limited)
Dangerfield (Factory X Pty Ltd)
Esprit (Esprit Holdings Ltd.) here
Fila (FILA KOREA Ltd)
Hart Schaffner Marx (Authentic Brands Group) here
Ikea (Inter IKEA Systems B.V.) here
Jack & Jones (Bestseller)
Jeanswest (Harbour Guidance Pty Ltd)
Lacoste (Maus Freres) here
Marks & Spencer
Muji (Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd.)
Polo Ralph Lauren (Ralph Lauren Corporation)
Summit Resource International (Caterpillar) here
Target Australia (Wesfarmers)
Tommy Hilfiger (PVH)
Uniqlo (Fast Retailing) here
Victoria’s Secret (L Brands) here
Woolworths (Woolworth Corporation, LLC.) here
Zara (Inditex) here
Dear Human Resources at X,
I am writing to you today to express my dismay at your supply chain. Your brand claims to not tolerate forced labour however the End Uyghur Forced Labour Coalition has released a report the includes your brand.
As one of your customers, I want to ensure that the clothes I am wearing are made in ethical conditions, and the workers who produce these items are treated fairly and are not from forced labour.
The End Uyghur Forced Labour Coalition has asked all brands to
- Stop sourcing cotton, yarn, textiles, and finished products from the Uyghur Region. Since cotton and yarn from the region is used to make textiles and finished goods across China and in numerous other countries, this requires brands to direct all factories that supply them with textiles and finished goods not to use cotton or yarn from the Uyghur region.
- Cut ties with companies implicated in forced labour – those that have operations in the Uyghur region and have accepted government subsidies and/or government-supplied labour at these operations. Examples include: Hong Kong-based Esquel Group and Chinese companies based outside of the Uyghur Region, such as Huafu Fashion Co., Lu Thai Textile Co., Jinsheng Group (parent company of Litai Textiles/Xingshi), Youngor Group, and Shandong Ruyi Technology Group Co.
- Prohibit any supplier factories located outside of the Uyghur Region from using Uyghurs or Turkic or Muslim workers supplied through the Chinese government’s forced labour transfer scheme.
I am wondering what steps your brand is taking to ensure that these steps become company policy. I look forward to hearing from you shortly on all of these points.
Thank you very much!
(Your name here)