COPENHAGEN – Danish fashion business, Bestseller, says it has no intention of pulling out of Xinjiang following this week’s report which showed the Chinese government has facilitated the mass transfer of Uyghur and other ethnic minority citizens from the far west region of Xinjiang to be used as forced labour in factories across the country. The report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute links Bestseller brand Jack & Jones and 82 other brands to the use of forced labour.
“We have no intention of pulling out of Xinjiang and will continue to further develop our partnership with Esquel. It is a partner we are very proud of,” said sustainability manager Dorte Rye Olsen. “Together with our supply chain partners and along with industry initiatives we must be present to be able promote positive change.”