Blog: Leonie BarrieUzbek cotton ban

Leonie Barrie | 17 January 2008

When the world’s fourth largest retailer takes a stance against the world’s third largest cotton producer, the message is clear: child labour will not be tolerated. By banning Uzbekistan cotton, Tesco has the potential to change a multi-billion dollar industry where flagrant human-rights abuses are endemic.

Key to the boycott are plans by the retailer to get more transparent with regards to its clothing and textiles processes by implementing a system to track its cotton supply chains – and I’m sure it’ll just be a matter of time before other concerned companies follow suit.

Tesco bans cotton from Uzbekistan


BLOG

Trump and Brexit generate more confusion

Over the past month, Donald Trump and his team failed to offer any clear plan to ensure Americans would "Buy American, Hire American" - while the British government's attempts to clarify the specifics...

BLOG

Bangladesh works to resolve labour activist issues

The Bangladesh government was forced to respond late last week to pressure over its crackdown on labour activists after a number of global brands and retailers, including H&M and Inditex announced pla...

BLOG

US border tax a contentious issue

Fresh from their disappointment at seeing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal abandoned last month with an executive order by President Donald Trump, the US apparel and footwear sector...

BLOG

Primark's sustainable cotton programme takes shape

With the ultimate aim of ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, value clothing retailer Primark is adamant that having a business model focused on offering the lowest prices o...

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?