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The Fashion Industry’s Ties to Forced Labor, by the Numbers

Why brands like Adidas and Calvin Klein are cutting ties with suppliers in China

Marker Editors
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2 min readSep 7, 2020
1 in 5 — How many cotton garments sold globally include materials 
produced by forced labor in China’s Xinjiang province
Photo illustration, source: sorendls/E+/Getty Images

One in five: That’s roughly how many cotton garments in the global apparel market include cotton or yarn that can be traced back to forced labor in the Chinese province of…