Company Pledge Against Child and
Adult Forced Labor in Uzbek Cotton


If your company or brand is interested in signing the pledge, please contact Or you can download a copy of the cotton pledge and introduction packet for companies here:

1.  Company Pledge Agreement Against Child and Adult Forced Labor in Uzbek Cotton  Please have this agreement filled out, signed, and returned

2.  Introduction Packet to the Cotton Pledge This document includes an overview of how companies benefit from signing the pledge, social media efforts, guidance for next steps, and sample letters to suppliers.


Cotton Pledge

We, the undersigned companies are working to ensure that child and adult forced labor does not find its way into our products. We are aware of reports documenting the systemic use of child and adult forced labor in the harvest of cotton in Uzbekistan. We are collaborating with a multi-stakeholder coalition to raise awareness of this very serious concern, and press for its elimination.

As a signatory to this pledge, we are stating our firm opposition to the use of child and adult forced labor in the harvest of Uzbek cotton. We commit to not knowingly source Uzbek cotton for the manufacturing of any of our products until the Government of Uzbekistan ends the practice of forced child and adult labor in its cotton sector. Until the elimination of this practice is independently verified by the International Labor Organization, we will maintain this pledge.


Updated: Oct. 15, 2014

Pledge Signatories

Brands and companies that have signed the pledge are listed below. Those marked with an asterisk (*) signed the pledge before June 1, 2013. As of this date, due to the increase of forcing adults to labor in the fields starting with the 2012 cotton harvest, RSN expanded the Cotton Pledge to include adult forced labor.

  1. AAFA (American Apparel & Footwear Association)*
  2. Adelington Design Group (kate spade & company)
  3. adidas (adidas Group)*
  4. adidas Golf (adidas Group)*
  5. Aerie (American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.)*
  6. Alexander McQueen (Kering)*
  7. American Eagle Outfitters (American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.)*
  8. Ann Taylor (ANN INC)*
  9. ARN Mercantile*
  10. ASDA (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  11. Balenciaga (Kering)*
  12. Bershka (INDITEX)*
  13. Better Homes & Gardens (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  14. Blue Essence*
  15. Bottega Veneta (Kering)*
  16. Boucheron (Kering)*
  18. Brioni (Kering)
  19. Brooks Sports, Inc.*
  20. Burberry*
  21. By Design (Peacocks Stores Ltd)*
  22. C&A*
  23. Callula Lillibelle*
  24. Canopy (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  25. Carrefour*
  26. Carter’s*
  27. Christopher Kane (Kering)
  28. Cobra (Kering)
  29. Code of Casual (Coop Cooperative)
  30. Columbia Sportswear Company*
  31. COMPTOIR DES COTONNIERS (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  32. Converse (NIKE, Inc.)*
  33. Coop Naturaline (Coop Cooperative)*
  34. Cotton On Group*
  35. Crewcuts (J. Crew)*
  36. Dept (Veldhoven Group)
  37. Disney (The Walt Disney Company)*
  38. Dodo (Kering)
  39. Econscious*
  40. Eddie Bauer*
  43. Electric (Kering)
  44. F&F (Tesco Stores Ltd.)*
  45. Faded Glory (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  46. Fast Retailing Co., Ltd
  47. Fremont Apparel*
  48. Fruit of the Loom (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.)*
  49. Gap Inc.*
  50. George (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  51. Girard-Perregaux (Kering)
  52. GU (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  53. Gucci (Kering)*
  54. H & M (Hennes & Mauritz AB)*
  56. Hollander Home Fashions, LLC
  57. Home Trends (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  58. Hurley (NIKE, Inc.)*
  59. IKEA Supply AG (IKEA)
  60. Indigenous Designs
  61. INDITEX*
  62. ivivva athletica (lululemon athletica, inc)
  63. J BRAND (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  64. J. Crew*
  65. JACK SPADE (kate spade & company)*
  66. JCPenney Purchasing Corp.*
  67. Jeanrichard (Kering)
  68. Jeanswest (Jeanswest Corporation Pty Ltd)
  69. Jerzees (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.)*
  70. Joe Fresh (Loblaw Companies Limited)
  71. Jones Group, The*
  72. kate spade new york (kate spade & company)*
  73. kate spade saturday (kate spade & company)*
  74. Kathmandu
  75. Kering
  76. Kohl’s Department Stores*
  77. Lacoste
  78. Levi Strauss & Co.*
  79. Li & Fung Limited*
  80. Loblaw Companies Limited
  81. LOFT (ANN INC)*
  82. lululemon athletica (lululemon athletica, inc)
  83. Mackays Stores Limited (M&Co)*
  84. Macy’s Inc*
  85. Madewell (J. Crew)*
  86. Mainstays (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  87. Marimekko (Marimekko Corporation)*
  88. Marks & Spencer Group plc
  89. Massimo Dutti (INDITEX)*
  90. McQ (Kering)
  92. Moving Comfort (Brooks Sports, Inc.)
  93. Nautica (V.F. Corporation)*
  94. New Balance*
  95. Nike*
  96. No Boundaries (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  97. Nono (Veldhoven Group)*
  98. Nordstrom Product Group*
  99. Nulu (Coop Cooperative)*
  100. Olasul*
  101. Olsen (Veldhoven Group)
  102. OshKosh B’gosh (Carter’s)*
  103. Oysho (INDITEX)*
  104. Patagonia*
  105. PB teen (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  106. Peacocks London (Peacocks Stores Ltd)*
  107. Pearl Lowe for Peacocks (Peacocks Stores Ltd)*
  108. Planet Earth Clothing Co.*
  109. PLST (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  110. Pomellato (Kering)
  111. Pottery Barn (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  112. pottery barn kids (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  113. PRINCESSE tam・tam (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  114. Prix Garantie (Coop Cooperative)*
  115. Pull & Bear (INDITEX)*
  116. PUMA (Kering)*
  117. Puritan (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  118. PVH Corp. (Phillips-Van Heusen Corp.)*
  119. Qeelin (Kering)
  120. Raven + Lily
  121. REDCAR SL*
  122. Reebok (adidas Group)*
  123. Rejuvenation (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  124. Revolution Apparel*
  125. Russell Athletic (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.)*
  126. Saint Laurent (Kering)
  127. Sam’s Club (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  128. Sandwich (Veldhoven Group)*
  129. Sears Holdings Corporation
  130. Sergio (Coop Cooperative)*
  131. Sergio Rossi (Kering)
  133. Sophie Theallet*
  134. Spalding (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.)*
  135. Stella McCartney (Kering)*
  136. Stills (Veldhoven Group)*
  137. Stradivarius (INDITEX)*
  138. Study NY
  139. SustainU*
  140. Tailgate Clothing Company*
  141. Target Australia Pty Ltd*
  142. Target Corporation*
  143. TaylorMade (adidas Group)*
  144. Tesco Stores Ltd.
  145. The TJX Companies, Inc*
  146. Theory (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  147. Tretorn (Kering)
  148. Turnover (Veldhoven Group)*
  149. UNIQLO (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  150. Uterque (INDITEX)*
  151. Vanity Fair Brands (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.)*
  152. Veldhoven Group*
  153. Volcom (Kering)*
  154. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.*
  155. WE Europe BV*
  156. west elm (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  157. White Stag (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  158. Williams Sonoma (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  159. Williams Sonoma Home (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  160. Wilster Apparel Group*
  161. Winter Kate*
  162. Your Zone (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  163. Yves Saint Laurent (Kering)*
  164. Zara (INDITEX)*
  165. Zara Home (INDITEX)*