The Cotton Pledge

Company Pledge Against Child and
Adult Forced Labor in Uzbek Cotton

 

If your company or brand is interested in signing the pledge, please contact info@sourcingnetwork.org. 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 info@sourcingnetwork.org.

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)*
  17. BRICOR (GRUPO EL CORTE INGLÉS)*
  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*
  41. EILEEN FISHER*
  42. EL CORTE INGLÉS (GRUPO EL CORTE INGLÉS)*
  43. Electric (Kering)
  44. Faded Glory (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  45. Fast Retailing Co., Ltd
  46. Fremont Apparel*
  47. Fruit of the Loom (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.)*
  48. Gap Inc.*
  49. George (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  50. Girard-Perregaux (Kering)
  51. GU (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  52. Gucci (Kering)*
  53. H & M (Hennes & Mauritz AB)*
  54. HIPERCOR (GRUPO EL CORTE INGLÉS)*
  55. Hollander Home Fashions, LLC
  56. Home Trends (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  57. Hurley (NIKE, Inc.)*
  58. IKEA Supply AG (IKEA)
  59. Indigenous Designs
  60. INDITEX*
  61. ivivva athletica (lululemon athletica, inc)
  62. J BRAND (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  63. J. Crew*
  64. JACK SPADE (kate spade & company)*
  65. JCPenney Purchasing Corp.*
  66. Jeanrichard (Kering)
  67. Jerzees (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.)*
  68. Joe Fresh (Loblaw Companies Limited)
  69. Jones Group, The*
  70. kate spade new york (kate spade & company)*
  71. kate spade saturday (kate spade & company)*
  72. Kathmandu
  73. Kering
  74. Kohl’s Department Stores*
  75. Lacoste
  76. Levi Strauss & Co.*
  77. Li & Fung Limited*
  78. Loblaw Companies Limited
  79. LOFT (ANN INC)*
  80. lululemon athletica (lululemon athletica, inc)
  81. Mackays Stores Limited (M&Co)*
  82. Macy’s Inc*
  83. Madewell (J. Crew)*
  84. Mainstays (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  85. Marimekko (Marimekko Corporation)*
  86. Marks & Spencer Group plc
  87. Massimo Dutti (INDITEX)*
  88. McQ (Kering)
  89. Modavanti.com
  90. Moving Comfort (Brooks Sports, Inc.)
  91. Nautica (V.F. Corporation)*
  92. New Balance*
  93. Nike*
  94. No Boundaries (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  95. Nono (Veldhoven Group)*
  96. Nordstrom Product Group*
  97. Nulu (Coop Cooperative)*
  98. Olasul*
  99. Olsen (Veldhoven Group)
  100. OshKosh B’gosh (Carter’s)*
  101. Oysho (INDITEX)*
  102. Patagonia*
  103. PB teen (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  104. Peacocks London (Peacocks Stores Ltd)*
  105. Pearl Lowe for Peacocks (Peacocks Stores Ltd)*
  106. Planet Earth Clothing Co.*
  107. PLST (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  108. Pomellato (Kering)
  109. Pottery Barn (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  110. pottery barn kids (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  111. PRINCESSE tam・tam (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  112. Prix Garantie (Coop Cooperative)*
  113. Pull & Bear (INDITEX)*
  114. PUMA (Kering)*
  115. Puritan (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  116. PVH Corp. (Phillips-Van Heusen Corp.)*
  117. Qeelin (Kering)
  118. Raven + Lily
  119. REDCAR SL*
  120. Reebok (adidas Group)*
  121. Rejuvenation (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  122. Revolution Apparel*
  123. Russell Athletic (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.)*
  124. Saint Laurent (Kering)
  125. Sam’s Club (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  126. Sandwich (Veldhoven Group)*
  127. Sergio (Coop Cooperative)*
  128. Sergio Rossi (Kering)
  129. SFERA JOVEN (GRUPO EL CORTE INGLÉS)*
  130. Sophie Theallet*
  131. Spalding (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.)*
  132. Stella McCartney (Kering)*
  133. Stills (Veldhoven Group)*
  134. Stradivarius (INDITEX)*
  135. Study NY
  136. SustainU*
  137. Tailgate Clothing Company*
  138. Target Australia Pty Ltd*
  139. Target Corporation*
  140. TaylorMade (adidas Group)*
  141. The TJX Companies, Inc*
  142. Theory (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  143. Tretorn (Kering)
  144. Turnover (Veldhoven Group)*
  145. UNIQLO (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  146. Uterque (INDITEX)*
  147. Vanity Fair Brands (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.)*
  148. Veldhoven Group*
  149. Volcom (Kering)*
  150. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.*
  151. WE Europe BV*
  152. west elm (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  153. White Stag (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  154. Williams Sonoma (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  155. Williams Sonoma Home (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  156. Wilster Apparel Group*
  157. Winter Kate*
  158. Your Zone (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  159. Yves Saint Laurent (Kering)*
  160. Zara (INDITEX)*
  161. Zara Home (INDITEX)*