Retail store H&M has announced that they are pulling out of the Xinjiang region of China over concerns about the forced labor of the Muslim Uighur minority, the International Business Times reported Wednesday.
A study by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute said that because of their yarn factory in the region, H&M “directly or indirectly benefiting from the use of Uyghur workers outside Xinjiang through potentially abusive labor transfer programs,” according to the International Business Times report. A total of 82 companies were named in the study. (RELATED: US Seizes 13 Tons Of Human Hair Suspected To Be From Uighur Forced Labor Camps In China)
“Contrary to the report by Australian Strategic Policy Institute, we have never had a business relationship with a mill owned by the yarn producer Huafu Fashion Co in Anhui province where workers from [Xinjiang] allegedly have been employed, nor with their Aksu unit in [Xinjiang],” H&M said in a statement.
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