Retailer Cotton Traders is to stop sourcing clothes from Burma, days after a public boycott campaign was launched.

The Burma Campaign UK urged consumers not to buy apparel from Cotton Traders after an investigation revealed some of its garments were made in Burma.

Cotton Traders product director, Paul Hawkins, said in a statement: "No new styles will be placed in Burma and as such Cotton Traders has ceased to source product from Burma."

However, the Burma Campaign UK says it will continue to scrutinise retailers who have refused to disclose whether or not they source from Burma.

These include Animal, Bay Trading By Design Plc, Ciro Citterio, Etam, First Sport, Intersport, Jane Norman, Jeffrey Rogers, Jo Bloggs, Liberty, Lillywhites and Mambo.

The British Government has a decade long policy of discouraging trade with Burma and has called on British companies not to operate there. The USA banned imports of clothing from Burma in 2003.

More than 140 major high street clothing retailers, including M&S, Next, Asda, H&M, Debenhams, House of Fraser and Bhs, have policies not to source from Burma.

Burma appeals to clothing manufacturers because of its very cheap labour, ban on trade unions and lack of health and safety laws. Factory wages are as low as GBP0.05p (US$0.08) an hour. A factory employee working 60 hours a week could earn just GBP3.