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Forced Labor Reports in China’s Xinjiang Province Roil Garment Industry

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

Mounting evidence of widespread forced labor in the garment supply chain as a result of the Chinese government’s efforts to “reeducate” Uyghurs (or Uighurs) and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang has prompted brands such as Cotton On and Target Australia to sever ties with cotton suppliers in the province, where more than 80 percent of…

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