Company Pledge Against Forced Labor in the Uzbek Cotton Sector

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.

Information on signing the pledge and taking steps to comply by the pledge is located below the list of signatories.

Pledge Signatories

  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. Agenda Brands (David Jones Ltd.)
  7. Alexander McQueen (Kering)*
  8. Alta Linea (David Jones Ltd.)
  9. Amart Sports (Super Retail Group)
  10. American Eagle Outfitters (American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.)*
  11. Ann Taylor (ANN INC)*
  12. APG and Co
  13. ARN Mercantile*
  14. ARROW (PVH. Corp.)
  15. Arthur & Henry
  16. ASDA (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  17. Balenciaga (Kering)* 
  18. Berkley Jensen (BJ’s Wholesale Club)
  19. Bershka (INDITEX)*
  20. Better Homes & Gardens (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  21. BJ’s Wholesale Club
  22. Blue Essence*
  23. Boating Camping Fishing (Super Retail Group)
  24. Bottega Veneta (Kering)*
  25. Boucheron (Kering)*
  27. Brioni (Kering)
  28. Brooks Sports, Inc.*
  29. Burberry*
  30. By Design (Peacocks Stores Ltd)*
  31. C&A*
  32. Callula Lillibelle*
  33. Calvin Klein (PVH Corp.)
  34. Canopy (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  35. Carrefour*
  36. Carter’s*
  37. Christopher Kane (Kering)
  38. Cobra (Kering)
  39. Code of Casual (Coop Cooperative)
  40. Columbia Sportswear Company*
  41. COMPTOIR DES COTONNIERS (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  42. Converse (NIKE, Inc.)*
  43. Coop Naturaline (Coop Cooperative)
  44. Costco Wholesale Corp.
  45. Cotton On Group*
  46. Crewcuts (J. Crew)*
  47. Cue (Cue Clothing Co.)
  48. David Jones Brands (David Jones Ltd.)
  49. Dept (Veldhoven Group)
  50. Designworks Clothing Company Pty Ltd 
  51. Disney (The Walt Disney Company)*
  52. Dodo (Kering)
  53. Dotti (Just Groups Ltd.)
  54. Econscious*
  55. Eddie Bauer*
  58. Electric (Kering)
  59. F&F (Tesco Stores Ltd.)*
  60. Faded Glory (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  61. Fast Retailing Co., Ltd
  62. Fred Bare (Designworks Clothing Company Pty Ltd)
  63. Fremont Apparel*
  64. Fruit of the Loom (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.)*
  65. Gap Inc.*
  66. George (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  67. Girard-Perregaux (Kering)
  68. Glassons (Hallenstein Glasson Holdings Ltd.)
  69. GU (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  70. Gucci (Kering)*
  71. H & M (Hennes & Mauritz AB)*
  72. Hakro (HAKRO GmbH)
  73. Hallenstein Brothers (Hallenstein Glasson Holdings Ltd.)
  74. Hallenstein Glasson Holdings Ltd.
  75. Harry Kroll (HAKRO GmbH)
  77. Hollander Home Fashions, LLC
  78. Home Trends (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  79. Hurley (NIKE, Inc.)*
  80. IKEA Supply AG (IKEA)
  81. Indigenous Designs
  82. INDITEX*
  83. Industrie Clothing Pty Ltd
  84. ivivva athletica (lululemon athletica, inc)
  85. IZOD (PVH Corp.)
  86. J BRAND (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  87. J. Crew*
  88. JACK SPADE (kate spade & company)*
  89. Jacqui E (Just Group Ltd.)
  90. JAG (APG and Co)
  91. Jay Jays (Just Group Ltd.)
  92. JCPenney Purchasing Corp.*
  93. Jeanrichard (Kering)
  94. Jeanswest (Jeanswest Corporation Pty Ltd)
  95. Jerzees (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.)*
  96. Joe Fresh (Loblaw Companies Limited)
  97. Jones Group, The*
  98. Just Jeans (Just Group Ltd.)
  99. kate spade new york (kate spade & company)*
  100. kate spade saturday (kate spade & company)*
  101. Kathmandu
  102. Kering
  103. Kirkland Signature (Costco Wholesale Corp.)
  104. Kohl’s Department Stores*
  105. Lacoste
  106. Levi Strauss & Co.*
  107. Li & Fung Limited*
  108. Lindex
  109. Loblaw Companies Limited
  110. LOFT (ANN INC)*
  111. Lorelle By Dj’s Brands (David Jones Ltd.)
  112. lululemon athletica (lululemon athletica, inc)
  113. Mackays Stores Limited (M&Co)*
  114. Macy’s Inc*
  115. Madewell (J. Crew)*
  116. Mainstays (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  117. Marimekko (Marimekko Corporation)*
  118. Marks & Spencer Group plc
  119. Massimo Dutti (INDITEX)*
  120. McQ (Kering)
  121. Milana (David Jones Ltd.)
  123. Mooks (Designworks Clothing Company Pty Ltd)
  124. Moving Comfort (Brooks Sports, Inc.)
  125. Nautica (V.F. Corporation)*
  126. New Balance*
  127. Nike*
  128. No Boundaries (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  129. Nono (Veldhoven Group)*
  130. Nordstrom Product Group*
  131. Nulu (Coop Cooperative)*
  132. Oku (David Jones Ltd.)
  133. Olasul*
  134. Olga (PVH Corp.)
  135. Olsen (Veldhoven Group)
  136. Organic Bed Threads Pty Ltd
  137. OshKosh B’gosh (Carter’s)*
  138. Oysho (INDITEX)*
  139. Patagonia*
  140. PB teen (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  141. Peacocks London (Peacocks Stores Ltd)*
  142. Pearl Lowe for Peacocks (Peacocks Stores Ltd)*
  143. Peter Alexander (Just Group Ltd.)
  144. Planet Earth Clothing Co.*
  145. PLST (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  146. Pomellato (Kering)
  147. Portmans (Just Group Ltd.)
  148. Pottery Barn (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  149. pottery barn kids (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  150. Primark
  151. PRINCESSE tam・tam (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  152. Prix Garantie (Coop Cooperative)*
  153. Pull & Bear (INDITEX)*
  154. PUMA (Kering)*
  155. Puritan (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  156. PVH Corp. (Phillips-Van Heusen Corp.)*
  157. Qeelin (Kering)
  158. Raven + Lily
  159. Rays (Super Retail Group) 
  160. Rebel (Super Retail Group)
  161. REDCAR SL*
  162. Reebok (adidas Group)*
  163. Rejuvenation (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  164. Republic (Designworks Clothing Company Pty Ltd.)
  165. Revolution Apparel*
  166. Russell Athletic (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.)*
  167. SABA (APG and Co)
  168. Saint Laurent (Kering)
  169. Sam’s Club (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  170. Sandwich (Veldhoven Group)*
  171. Sears Holdings Corporation
  172. Sergio (Coop Cooperative)*
  173. Sergio Rossi (Kering)
  175. Sophie Theallet*
  176. Spalding (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.)*
  177. Sportscraft (APG and Co)
  178. St. James (David Jones Ltd.)
  179. Stella McCartney (Kering)*
  180. Stills (Veldhoven Group)*
  181. Stockmann (Lindex)
  182. Storm (Hallenstein Glasson Holdings Ltd.)
  183. Stradivarius (INDITEX)*
  184. Study NY
  185. Super Retail Group
  186. SustainU*
  187. Tailgate Clothing Company*
  188. Target Australia Pty Ltd*
  189. Target Corporation*
  190. TaylorMade (adidas Group)*
  191. Tesco Stores Ltd.
  192. The Just Group
  193. The TJX Companies, Inc*
  194. Theory (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  195. Tretorn (Kering)
  196. Turnover (Veldhoven Group)*
  197. Tommy Hilfiger (PVH Corp.)
  198. UNIQLO (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  199. Uterque (INDITEX)*
  200. Van Heusen (PVH Corp.)
  201. Vanity Fair Brands (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.)*
  202. Veldhoven Group*
  203. Veronika Maine (Cue Clothing Co.)
  204. Volcom (Kering)*
  205. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.*
  206. WE Europe BV*
  207. west elm (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  208. Warner’s (PVH Corp.)
  209. White Stag (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  210. Williams Sonoma (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  211. Williams Sonoma Home (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  212. Willow (APG and Co)
  213. Wilster Apparel Group*
  214. Winter Kate*
  215. Your Zone (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  216. Yves Saint Laurent (Kering)*
  217. Zara (INDITEX)*
  218. Zara Home (INDITEX)*

* Brands and companies that signed the pledge before June 1, 2013. As of this date, due to the increase of forcing adults to labor in Uzbekistan’s fields starting with the 2012 cotton harvest, RSN expanded the Cotton Pledge to include all forced labor (adults as well as children).

If your company or brand is interested in signing the pledge, please download the Cotton Pledge Agreements and Introduction Packet here:

1. Company Pledge Agreement Against Child and Adult Forced Labor in Uzbek CottonPlease fill out these agreements, sign, and return to

2.  Introduction Packet to the Cotton Pledge An overview of signatory benefits, agreements, social media efforts, guidance for next steps, and sample letters to suppliers.


Updated: Jan. 22, 2016