Is your T-shirt a human rights violation?

The next T-shirt you buy could be made from cotton harvested by forced manual labor in the Chinese territory of Xinjiang. The Chinese government has fiercely retaliated against clothing brands and retailers that posted basic statements of "concern" about alleged human rights abuses in the region. And its strongarm tactics appear to be working. Some of the statements about human rights abuses were deleted from corporate websites. Today, it can be very difficult for consumers to discern which companies continue to use cotton sourced from Xinjiang.

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