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H&M bans cotton from Turkmenistan and Syria
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Feb '16
H&M, a Swedish multinational retail clothing company, has put a ban on cotton from Turkmenistan and Syria due to underage workers involved in cotton cultivation, the company said in a press release.

The company which known for its fast-fashion clothing for men, women, teenagers and children, has signed a commitment requirement with all its suppliers that they don't buy cotton from Turkmenistan or Syria. The suppliers that do not sign the commitment would not be allowed to work with H&M.

H&M under no circumstances would accept underage workers and forced labor being used in its entire value chain, said the company. Since December 2015, H&M has a ban on cotton from Turkmenistan and Syria. The company has earlier put an equivalent ban on cotton from Uzbekistan since 2013.

By 2020, the company targets cotton used in its products to come from sustainable sources like organic, recycled or from the better cotton initiative so that it would be fully traceable. (NA)

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