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 Or you can download a copy of the cotton pledge and introduction packet for companies here:

1.  Company Pledge Agreement Against Forced Child and Adult 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 forced child and adult labor does not find its way into our products. We are aware of reports documenting the systemic use of forced child and adult 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 forced child and adult 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: January 7, 2014

Pledge Signatories

Brands and companies that have signed the pledge are listed below. Those marked with an asterisk (*) signed the pledge after 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. adidas (Adidas Group)
  3. adidas Golf (Adidas Group)
  4. Adidas Group
  5. Aerie (American Eagle Outfitters, Inc)
  6. Alexander McQueen (PPR Group)
  7. American Eagle Outfitters
  8. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc
  9. ANN INC
  10. Ann Taylor (ANN INC)
  11. ARN Mercantile
  12. ASDA (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)
  13. Balenciaga (PPR Group)
  14. Bershka (INDITEX)
  15. Better Homes & Gardens (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)
  16. Blue Essence
  17. Bottega Veneta (PPR Group)
  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. Columbia Sportswear Company
  28. Converse (NIKE, Inc.)
  29. Coop
  30. Cotton On Group
  31. Crewcuts (J. Crew)
  32. Disney (The Walt Disney Company)
  33. Econscious
  34. Eddie Bauer
  37. Faded Glory (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)
  38. Fifth and Pacific Companies, Inc.
  39. Fremont Apparel
  40. Fruit of the Loom
  41. Gap Inc.
  42. George (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)
  43. Gucci (PPR Group)
  44. H & M (Hennes & Mauritz AB)
  46. Hollander Home Fashions, LLC*
  47. Home Trends (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)
  48. Hurley (NIKE, Inc.)
  49. IKEA Supply AG*
  50. Indigenous Designs*
  52. ivivva athletica (lululemon athletica, inc)*
  53. J. Crew
  54. Jack Spade (Fifth and Pacific Companies, Inc.)
  55. JCPenney Purchasing Corp.
  56. Jerzees
  57. Joe Fresh (Loblaw Companies Limited)*
  58. Jones Group, The
  59. Juicy Couture (Fifth and Pacific Companies, Inc.)
  60. kate spade (Fifth and Pacific Companies, Inc.)
  61. Kathmandu*
  62. Kohl’s Department Stores
  63. Levi Strauss & Co.
  64. Li & Fung Limited
  65. Liz Claiborne Inc.
  66. Loblaw Companies Limited*
  67. LOFT (ANN INC)
  68. Lucky Brand (Fifth and Pacific Companies, Inc.)
  69. Lululemon athletica, inc. (lululemon athletica, inc.)*
  70. Ivivva athletica (lululemon athletica, inc.)*
  71. Mackays Stores Limited (M&Co)
  72. Macy’s Inc
  73. Madewell (J. Crew)
  74. Mainstays (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)
  75. Marimekko
  76. Marks & Spencer Group plc*
  77. Massimo o Dutti (INDITEX)
  79. Naturaline (Coop Cooperative)
  80. Nautica (V.F. Corporation)
  81. New Balance
  82. Nike
  83. No Boundaries (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)
  84. Nono (Veldhoven Group)
  85. Nordstrom Product Group
  86. Nulu (Coop Cooperative)
  87. Olasul
  88. OshKosh B’gosh (Carter’s)
  89. Oysho (INDITEX)
  90. Patagonia
  92. Peacocks London (Peacocks Stores Ltd)
  93. Peacocks Stores Ltd
  94. Pearl Lowe for Peacocks (Peacocks Stores Ltd)
  95. Planet Earth Clothing Co.
  96. Pottery Barn (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)
  97. pottery barn kids (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)
  98. PPR Group
  99. Pull & Bear (INDITEX)
  100. PUMA (PPR Group)
  101. Puritan (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)
  102. PVH Corp. (Phillips-Van Heusen Corp.)
  103. REDCAR SL
  104. Redcats (PPR Group)
  105. Reebok (adidas Group)
  106. Rejuvenation (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)
  107. Revolution Apparel
  108. Russell Athletic
  109. Sam’s Club (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)
  110. Sandwich (Veldhoven Group)
  111. Sergio (Coop Cooperative)
  113. Sophie Theallet
  114. Spalding
  115. Stella McCartney(PPR Group)
  116. Stills (Veldhoven Group)
  117. Stradivarius (INDITEX)
  118. SustainU
  119. Tailgate Clothing Company
  120. Target Australia Pty Ltd
  121. Target Corporation
  122. TaylorMade
  123. The TJX Companies, Inc
  124. Turnover (Veldhoven Group)
  125. Uterque (INDITEX)
  126. Vanity Fair Brands (Fruit of the Loom)
  127. Veldhoven Group
  128. Volcom (PPR Group)
  129. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  130. WE Europe BV
  131. west elm (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)
  132. White Stag (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)
  133. Williams Sonoma (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)
  134. Williams Sonoma Home (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)
  136. Wilster Apparel Group
  137. Winter Kate
  138. Your Zone (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)
  139. Yves Saint Laurent (PPR Group)
  140. Zara (INDITEX)
  141. Zara Home (INDITEX)