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19 January 2008

Uzbekistan: Cotton Industry Targeted By Child-Labor Activists

Author: Gulnoza Saidazimova, Radio Free Europe

In an open letter on January 17, some 100 Uzbek dissidents and activists abroad and 40 in the country say the forced use of child labour in the Uzbek cotton industry has become a "deliberate state policy"…[T]he letter…says that in recent years forced...

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28 November 2007

Marimekko’s Estonian supplier calls halt to cotton purchases from Uzbekistan

Author: Helsingin Sanomat [Finland]

The Estonian textile factory Krenholm…has put a stop to its purchases from Uzbekistan following suspicions of the use of child labour, reported Martti Haarajoki, the CEO of Krenholm, on Tuesday. On Monday, the textile and clothing design company...

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