Esquel claims it has been falsely accused by US lawmakers of using forced labour in its spinning mill in Xinjiang. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Esquel Group, garment supplier to Tommy Hilfiger and Nike, says it’s seeking to overturn US sanction on its Xinjiang plant

  • Esquel Group, which has three cotton mills in Xinjiang region with the capacity to produce 200,000 spindles of cotton a year, or 1 per cent of the region’s capacity, said it has never used forced labour
  • The company, which has invested US$160 million in Xinjiang since 1995, said 14 per cent of its 420 ethnic-Uygur employees have been with Esquel for more than 10 years, and 16 of them have been on staff for two decades
Topic |   US-China relations
Esquel claims it has been falsely accused by US lawmakers of using forced labour in its spinning mill in Xinjiang. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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