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. Amethyst Jeans (Jade Marketing Group)
  12. Ann Taylor (ANN INC)*
  13. APG and Co
  14. Ariya (Onyx Design Group)
  15. ARN Mercantile*
  16. ARROW (PVH. Corp.)
  17. Arthur & Henry
  18. ASDA (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  19. Axe & Crown (Jade Marketing Group)
  20. Balenciaga (Kering)* 
  21. Berkley Jensen (BJ’s Wholesale Club)
  22. Bershka (INDITEX)*
  23. Better Homes & Gardens (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  24. BJ’s Wholesale Club
  25. Black Pepper (The PAS Group limited)
  26. Blue Essence*
  27. Boating Camping Fishing (Super Retail Group)
  28. Bottega Veneta (Kering)*
  29. Boucheron (Kering)*
  30. Breakaway (The PAS Group limited)
  31. BRICOR (GRUPO EL CORTE INGLÉS)*
  32. Brioni (Kering)
  33. Brooks Sports, Inc.*
  34. Bubaloo Baby (Kids Organic Clothing Company, Inc.)
  35. Burberry*
  36. By Design (Peacocks Stores Ltd)*
  37. C&A*
  38. Callula Lillibelle*
  39. Calvin Klein (PVH Corp.)
  40. Canopy (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  41. Carrefour*
  42. Carter’s*
  43. Christopher Kane (Kering)
  44. CleanAide (Eurow & O’Reilly Corporation)
  45. Cobra (Kering)
  46. Code of Casual (Coop Cooperative)
  47. Columbia Sportswear Company*
  48. COMPTOIR DES COTONNIERS (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  49. Converse (NIKE, Inc.)*
  50. Coop Naturaline (Coop Cooperative)
  51. Costco Wholesale Corp.
  52. Cotton On Group*
  53. Country Road (Woolworths Holdings)
  54. Crewcuts (J. Crew)*
  55. Cue (Cue Clothing Co.)
  56. Darling Dress (Kids Organic Clothing Company, Inc.)
  57. David Jones Brands (David Jones Ltd.)
  58. Dept (Veldhoven Group)
  59. Designworks Clothing Company Pty Ltd
  60. Detailers Preference (Eurow & O’Reilly Corporation) 
  61. Disney (The Walt Disney Company)*
  62. Dodo (Kering)
  63. Dotti (Just Groups Ltd.)
  64. Econscious*
  65. Eddie Bauer*
  66. EILEEN FISHER*
  67. EL CORTE INGLÉS (GRUPO EL CORTE INGLÉS)*
  68. Electric (Kering)
  69. Equus (The PAS Group limited)
  70. Eurow (Eurow & O’Reilly Corporation)
  71. Eurow & O’Reilly Corporation
  72. Extra Pepper (The PAS Group limited)
  73. F&F (Tesco Stores Ltd.)*
  74. Faded Glory (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  75. Fast Retailing Co., Ltd
  76. Flex Knit Factories Inc.
  77. Forever New Clothing Pty Ltd 
  78. Fred Bare (Designworks Clothing Company Pty Ltd)
  79. Fremont Apparel*
  80. Fruit of the Loom (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.)*
  81. Gap Inc.*
  82. George (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  83. Girard-Perregaux (Kering)
  84. Glassons (Hallenstein Glasson Holdings Ltd.)
  85. GroomTex (Eurow & O’Reilly Corporation)
  86. GU (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  87. Gucci (Kering)*
  88. Guest Supply
  89. H & M (Hennes & Mauritz AB)*
  90. Hakro (HAKRO GmbH)
  91. Hallenstein Brothers (Hallenstein Glasson Holdings Ltd.)
  92. Hallenstein Glasson Holdings Ltd.
  93. Harry Kroll (HAKRO GmbH)
  94. HIPERCOR (GRUPO EL CORTE INGLÉS)*
  95. Hollander Home Fashions, LLC
  96. Home Trends (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  97. Hudson’s Bay Company 
  98. Hurley (NIKE, Inc.)*
  99. IKEA Supply AG (IKEA)
  100. Indigenous Designs
  101. INDITEX*
  102. Industrie Clothing Pty Ltd
  103. ivivva athletica (lululemon athletica, inc)
  104. IZOD (PVH Corp.)
  105. J BRAND (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  106. J. Crew*
  107. JACK SPADE (kate spade & company)*
  108. Jacqui E (Just Group Ltd.)
  109. Jade Jeans (Jade Marketing Group)
  110. Jade Marketing Group
  111. JAG (APG and Co)
  112. Jay Jays (Just Group Ltd.)
  113. JCPenney Purchasing Corp.*
  114. Jeanrichard (Kering)
  115. Jeanswest (Jeanswest Corporation Pty Ltd)
  116. Jerzees (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.)*
  117. Joe Fresh (Loblaw Companies Limited)
  118. Jones Group, The*
  119. Just Jeans (Just Group Ltd.)
  120. kate spade new york (kate spade & company)*
  121. kate spade saturday (kate spade & company)*
  122. Kathmandu
  123. Kering
  124. Kids Organic (Kids Organic Clothing Company, Inc.)
  125. KidZlab (Kids Organic Clothing Company, Inc.)
  126. Kirkland Signature (Costco Wholesale Corp.)
  127. Kohl’s Department Stores*
  128. Lacoste
  129. Lay-Day (Lay-day International Pty Ltd.)
  130. Levi Strauss & Co.*
  131. Li & Fung Limited*
  132. Licensing Essentials Pty. Ltd.
  133. Lindex
  134. Loblaw Companies Limited
  135. LOFT (ANN INC)*
  136. Lorelle By Dj’s Brands (David Jones Ltd.)
  137. lululemon athletica (lululemon athletica, inc)
  138. Mackays Stores Limited (M&Co)*
  139. Macy’s Inc*
  140. Madewell (J. Crew)*
  141. Mainstays (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  142. Marco Polo (The PAS Group limited) 
  143. Marimekko (Marimekko Corporation)*
  144. Marks & Spencer Group plc
  145. Massimo Dutti (INDITEX)*
  146. McQ (Kering)
  147. Metalicus (The PAS Group limited)
  148. Milana (David Jones Ltd.)
  149. MILKBEACH
  150. Mimco (Woolworths Holdings)
  151. Modavanti.com
  152. Mooks (Designworks Clothing Company Pty Ltd)
  153. Moving Comfort (Brooks Sports, Inc.)
  154. Myth Jade (Jade Marketing Group)
  155. Nautica (V.F. Corporation)*
  156. New Balance*
  157. Nike*
  158. No Boundaries (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  159. Nono (Veldhoven Group)*
  160. Nordstrom Product Group*
  161. Novelle Legende (Eurow & O’Reilly Corporation)
  162. Nulu (Coop Cooperative)*
  163. Oku (David Jones Ltd.)
  164. Olasul*
  165. Olga (PVH Corp.)
  166. Olsen (Veldhoven Group)
  167. Onyx Design Group
  168. Organic Apparel (Kids Organic Clothing Company, Inc.)
  169. Organic Bed Threads Pty Ltd
  170. OshKosh B’gosh (Carter’s)*
  171. Oysho (INDITEX)*
  172. Patagonia*
  173. PB teen (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  174. Peacocks London (Peacocks Stores Ltd)*
  175. Pearl Lowe for Peacocks (Peacocks Stores Ltd)*
  176. Peter Alexander (Just Group Ltd.)
  177. Planet Earth Clothing Co.*
  178. PLST (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  179. Pomellato (Kering)
  180. Portmans (Just Group Ltd.)
  181. Pottery Barn (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  182. pottery barn kids (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  183. Primark
  184. PRINCESSE tam・tam (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  185. Prix Garantie (Coop Cooperative)*
  186. Pull & Bear (INDITEX)*
  187. PUMA (Kering)*
  188. Puritan (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  189. PVH Corp. (Phillips-Van Heusen Corp.)*
  190. Qeelin (Kering)
  191. Raven + Lily
  192. Rays (Super Retail Group) 
  193. Rebel (Super Retail Group)
  194. REDCAR SL*
  195. Reebok (adidas Group)*
  196. Rejuvenation (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  197. Republic (Designworks Clothing Company Pty Ltd.)
  198. Review (The PAS Group limited)
  199. Revolution Apparel*
  200. Rhythm in Blues (Jade Marketing Group)
  201. Royal Bermuda, LLC.
  202. Russell Athletic (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.)*
  203. SABA (APG and Co)
  204. Saint Laurent (Kering)
  205. Sam’s Club (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  206. Sandwich (Veldhoven Group)*
  207. Sears Holdings Corporation
  208. Sergio (Coop Cooperative)*
  209. Sergio Rossi (Kering)
  210. Series 31 (Jade Marketing Group)
  211. SFERA JOVEN (GRUPO EL CORTE INGLÉS)*
  212. Sophie Theallet*
  213. Spalding (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.)*
  214. Sportscraft (APG and Co)
  215. St. James (David Jones Ltd.)
  216. Stella McCartney (Kering)*
  217. Stills (Veldhoven Group)*
  218. Stockmann (Lindex)
  219. Storm (Hallenstein Glasson Holdings Ltd.)
  220. Stradivarius (INDITEX)*
  221. Study NY
  222. Super Retail Group
  223. SustainU*
  224. T.K. Axel (Jade Marketing Group)
  225. Tailgate Clothing Company*
  226. Target Australia Pty Ltd*
  227. Target Corporation*
  228. TaylorMade (adidas Group)*
  229. Tesco Stores Ltd.
  230. The Just Group
  231. The TJX Companies, Inc*
  232. Theory (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  233. Trenery (Woolworths Holdings)
  234. Tretorn (Kering)
  235. Turnover (Veldhoven Group)*
  236. Tommy Hilfiger (PVH Corp.)
  237. Udderly Clean (Eurow & O’Reilly Corporation)
  238. UNIQLO (Fast Retailing Co., Ltd)
  239. Uterque (INDITEX)*
  240. Van Heusen (PVH Corp.)
  241. Vanity Fair Brands (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.)*
  242. Veldhoven Group*
  243. Veronika Maine (Cue Clothing Co.)
  244. Volcom (Kering)*
  245. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.*
  246. WE Europe BV*
  247. west elm (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  248. Warner’s (PVH Corp.)
  249. White Stag (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  250. Williams Sonoma (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  251. Williams Sonoma Home (WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC.)*
  252. Willow (APG and Co)
  253. Wilster Apparel Group*
  254. Winter Kate*
  255. Witchery (Woolworths Holdings) 
  256. Woolworths (Woolworths Holdings) 
  257. Yarra Trail (The PAS Group limited)
  258. Your Zone (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)*
  259. YuMiChi (Kids Organic Clothing Company, Inc.)
  260. Yvonne Black (The PAS Group limited)
  261. Yves Saint Laurent (Kering)*
  262. Zara (INDITEX)*
  263. 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 info@sourcingnetwork.org

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: May 27, 2016