After more than 360 people contacted The Children's Place about its policies related to forced child labor in cotton from Uzbekistan, the company has confirmed that it instructs its suppliers not to use Uzbek cotton, joining scores of other companies who have made similar commitments, the International Labor Rights Forum reports.
Jane Singer, Vice President of Investor and Media Relations at The Children's Place commented:
The Children's Place commends the efforts to end forced child labor in Uzbekistan and will continue to do everything we can to support these efforts.
The International Labor Rights Forums has started a new petition to the clothing company Carter's to get another brand to focus on removal of Uzbek cotton from their supply chain, as it is produced by forced child labor:
Carter’s has a policy against using child and forced labor, but it has not publicly addressed the unique state-sponsored practice of forced child labor in Uzbekistan nor has it provided any information about how it ensures that its suppliers do not use Uzbek cotton tainted by these egregious human rights abuses.
Your signature works! In the past, campaigns organized by the ILRF were effective in getting Abercrombie & Fitch, Gymborree and the Children's Place to announce policies prohibitng the use of Uzbek cotton.
Add your signature now to send a message to Carter's to uphold international labor rights!