27 Feb '14, 10pm
Avoiding clothing associated with the exploitation of children? Give these retailers a wide berth
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 favorites rated at the bottom of survey conducted by the Responsible Sourcing Network to determine how much progress the apparel and home industries have made toward eliminating forced labor from their supply chains, particularly when sourcing from Uzbekistan . Published last Thursday, Cotton Sourcing Snapshot: A Survey of Corporate Practices to End Forced Labor ranked 49 leading companies by assigning them a maximum of 100 points across 11 indicators in the categories of policy, public disclosure, engagement, and implementation and auditing.