With spring comes new life, and this spring brings awareness of the many lives affected every day by the materials we use. Woolworths Holdings is not letting grass grow under its feet when it comes to forced labor in Uzbekistan. Today, we are proud to announce that Woolworths Holdings and its brands Country Road, David Jones, Mimco, Trenery, and Witchery have chosen to stand proudly for human rights by choosing to sign RSN’s Cotton Pledge.
When major companies choose to take a stand for human rights, it’s not only a ray of sunshine for the affected communities, but also hope for the transformation of an entire industry. We are filled with hope that so many companies and brands care so deeply for the communities and people affected by their products. This in turn gives hope to the tens of thousands of nurses, teachers, bus drivers, and university students forced to do back-breaking work of planting seeds and weeding this spring.
We anticipate the continuous increase in pledge signatories as the awareness of the pledge grows throughout Australia, Japan, and mainland Asia. Stay connected, learn more about human rights, and let a just apparel industry give you hope by keeping up with us on Twitter and Facebook.