Apparel and Textile Industry
Virtually the entire apparel and footwear industry is tainted by forced Uyghur and Turkic Muslim Labour.
The Uyghur Region accounts for more than 20% of the world’s cotton output. China is also the world’s largest exporter of cotton yarn, fabric, and garments, some of which are produced in facilities in the Uyghur Region and elsewhere in China that use the forced labor of Uyghurs. Uyghurs are also forcibly transferred from the Uyghur Region to work in factories, including in textile manufacturing, in wider China. Potentially tainted yarn and fabric is also exported from China, to other garment manufacturing countries all around the world, where it used by factories to make clothes and other textile-products. This means that at least 1 in 5 cotton garments in the global apparel market are at risk of being tainted with Uyghur forced labour, which creates a significant risk of regulatory and ethical violations by the fashion industry.
Only by taking the actions enumerated in the Call to Action can companies act responsibly and prevent their supply chains being linked to the forced labour of Uyghurs and other Turkic and Muslim-majority peoples.
The following companies have committed to the steps outlined in the Call to Action, and have made their commitments public:
- ASOS plc
- EILEEN FISHER
- Marks and Spencer Group plc
- OVS S.p.A
- TFG Limited (Hobbs, Phase Eight, Whistles)
- WE Fashion
Coalition members are concentrating their advocacy efforts on the following companies that have not yet taken all credible steps outlined in the Call to Action:
- Abercrombie & Fitch (Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister Co., Ruehl No. 925)
- Amazon private labels
- American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
- Anta Sports Products Ltd.
- Burberry Group PLC (Burberry)
- Burlington Stores, Inc. (Burlington)
- Capri Holdings Ltd. (Michael Kors, Versace, Jimmy Choo)
- CHANEL International B.V. (Chanel)
- Fast Retailing (Uniqlo, Theory, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Princesse Tam-Tam)
- Foot Locker
- GIII Apparel Group Ltd. (licensed apparel for NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL)
- Gap Inc. (Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta)
- Hanesbrands Inc. (Hanes, Champion, Playtex)
- Hermès International S.A. (Hermès)
- HLA Corporation Ltd.
- Inditex (Zara, Massimo Dutti, Berska, Oysho, Pull and Bear, Stradivarius, Uterque, Stradivarius, Lefties)
- Kering (Gucci, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen, Brioni)
- Kontoor Brands (Lee, Wrangler, Rock & Republic)
- L Brands (Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body Works, La Senza)
- Levi Strauss & Co. (Levi’s, Dockers)
- Lululemon Athletica
- LVMH (Louis Vuitton, Dior, Fendi, Givenchy, Celine, Sephora)
- Macy’s Inc. (Macy’s)
- Next plc
- Nike, Inc. (Nike, Brand Jordan, Converese)
- Nordstrom, Inc. (Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack)
- PVH (Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Heritage Brands portfolio)
- Ralph Lauren Corporation (Ralph Lauren, Club Monaco)
- Richemont Group (Chloé, dunhill, Peter Millar)
- Ross Stores, Inc.
- J Sainsbury plc (Sainsbury’s)
- Sears Holdings (Sears)
- Tapestry (Coach, Kate Spade, & Stuart Weitzman)
- Target Corporation (Target)
- Tesco plc (Tesco)
- TJX Companies Inc. (TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, HomeSense
- VF Corporation (The North Face, Timberland, Dickies, Vans, Jansport)
- Walmart Inc. (Walmart, Sam’s Club, Flipkart, Bonobos)
- Walt Disney
- Wesfarmers (Kmart Australia, Target Australia)