US apparel firm cuts ties to Chinese company
A U.S. supplier of Tshirts and other team apparel to college bookstores cut its ties Wednesday with a Chinese company that drew workers from an internment camp holding targeted members of ethnic minority groups.
In recent years, authorities in the Chinese region of Xinjiang have detained an estimated 1 million Uighurs and Kazakhs in facilities where detainees say they are ordered to renounce their language and religion.
Badger Sportswear said Wednesday it will no longer do business with Hetian Taida, nor import any goods from the same region “given the controversy around doing business” there.
The supplier accounted for about 1 percent of Badger’s total annual sales.