Uzbekistan

Is the World Bank Guilty of Supporting Forced Cotton Labor in Uzbekistan?

Photo by the Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights Is the World Bank an enabler? A leading human-rights group certainly thinks so. Nearly 60 years after the International Labour…

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Cotton Slavery in Uzbekistan, Explained in Two Minutes

Last week in Uzbekistan, hundreds of thousands of people, including children, were forced from their jobs and schools and into the cotton fields, where they’ll spend the next few…

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AllSaints, Urban Outfitters Fail to Address Forced Labor in Cotton Sourcing

Photo by Shutterstock Avoiding clothing associated with the exploitation of humans? You might want to give AllSaints, Urban Outfitters, and Forever 21 a wide berth. The high-street…

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90 Percent of Australia's Fashion Retailers Are Profiting From Child Labor

Photo by Lizette Potgieter/Shutterstock The first Australian Fashion Report was launched this week by Baptist World Aid in order to assess the practices of 40 companies owning 128…

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Baroness Lola Young: Uzbek Cotton is Fashion's "Horse-Meat Scandal"

The garment industry could learn a thing or two from Europe’s horse-meat scandal, said Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ethics and…

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H&M Sourcing Child-Picked Uzbek Cotton, Claims Anti-Slavery Group

H&M may have pledged not to “knowingly” use Uzbek cotton in its clothes, but labor-rights campaigners say the Swedish apparel giant isn’t doing enough to support…

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Disturbing Video Reveals Child Laborers Picking Cotton in Uzbekistan

In a video shot secretly by human-rights activists and obtained by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Uzek service, young children are seen toiling in Uzbekistan’s cotton…

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World's Leading Apparel Brands, Retailers Boycott Uzbek Cotton Harvested by Child Laborers

More than 60 of the world’s leading apparel brands and retailers, including Adidas, Burberry, H&M, PPR Group, Walmart, Target, and Macy’s, along with the American…

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