Knit, Inc

Cotton Picking in Uzbekistan

Posted on: June 17, 2011

I was reading an email that I receive every day in work from the EU which provides news on debates etc, when an article caught my eye. Unfortunately I can’t publish it here, but I used my Google-Fu and found this site: Cotton Campaign

Basically, children are used in slave labour conditions to pick cotton in Uzbekistan, which is apparently the third highest producer of cotton in the world. I sincerely hope none of this cotton goes into the yarns that I purchase. I tried to find out if it is used, but to no avail.

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1 Response to "Cotton Picking in Uzbekistan"

Not just Uzbekistan, either. But it's hard to know, unless you buy actual Fair Trade cotton, and there's not a great deal of that around…

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