Uniqlo operator in Xinjiang no longer wants to use cotton from forced laborers

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More and more people are becoming aware of human rights violations in China and taking action. The operator of the clothing chain Unique has now guaranteed that cotton will no longer be taken from forced laborers in Xinjiang.

Tadashi Yanai, Chairman and CEO of Fast Retailing Company, gave on Thursday That they will pay full attention to their cotton supply chain. In this way they want to make sure that they are not buying any goods from forced laborers in Xinjiang, China.

Fast Retailing Co., Human Rights Are Important

Yanai made it very clear that the matter is close to his heart. Human rights are very important to him and he does everything that is possible for him. If there is a problem with the suppliers, they will immediately stop doing business with that company and conduct an investigation.

Fast retailing is the answer a report Australian Strategic Policy Institute think tank. They found that around 80 global brands directly or indirectly benefit from the exploitation of Uigars in Xinjiang with fast retailing.

However, Muslim minorities in the Yanai region did not want to comment on human rights violations against the Uygars. He wants his company to remain politically neutral in this regard. China denies that there are forced labor in Xinjiang.

Japan waives sanctions

Japan has already strongly condemned China for its human rights violations. However, unlike the US, EU, UK and Canada, they have not imposed any restrictions.

In return, other Japanese companies have stopped working with Chinese partners. In China, however, H&M was boycotted when the Swedish company made an online call for a ban on cotton from Xinjiang in 2020.

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