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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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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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1 January 2009

Background: Investor, company and NGO coalition to address forced child labour

Author: UN Global Compact

An estimated 2 million children between the ages of 11-17 harvest cotton in Uzbekistan under conditions described as forced labour...The Responsible Cotton Network has sought to influence policymakers in Uzbekistan through diplomatic channels in order...

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9 May 2011

Company Response to Forced Child Labor in Uzbek Cotton

Author: International Labour Rights Forum

Companies across the US and Europe have taken a stand against forced child labor in the production of Uzbek cotton. In addition, some companies are working hard to develop clear traceability for cotton and other components of clothing....[C]ompanies...

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