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BCI’s ‘Continued Silence’ on Xinjiang Hurts All Brands Using ‘Better’ Cotton

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An alliance of more than 180 human-rights groups has criticized the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) for scrubbing all public references to its decision to withdraw from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwestern China, where allegations of forced labor and other human-rights abuses are rampant. As the world’s largest cotton sustainability program, BCI’s “continued silence”…

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