H&M cuts ties with Chinese yarn maker

H&M denies having a relationship with a factory in Anhui which uses labourers in Xinjiang. – EPA pic, September 16, 2020.

SWEDISH clothing giant H&M said yesterday it was ending its relationship with a Chinese yarn producer over accusations of “forced labour” involving ethnic and religious minorities from China’s Xinjiang province.

The fashion retailer specified that it didn’t work with any garment factories in the region and that it would no longer source cotton from Xinjiang, which is China’s largest cotton growing area.

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