Friday, 17 October 2008

Cotton Traders Support for Burmese Regime

Do you shop with Cotton Traders? Well think twice. More than 130 major U.K. high street clothing retailers, including M&S, Next, ASDA, H&M, Debenhams, House of Fraser and BHS refuse to source their clothes from Burma recognising that they provide income for the military dictatorship. But Cotton Traders continues to import clothing manufactured in Burma.

Burma appeals to manufacturers because of its very cheap labour, ban on trade unions and lack of health and safety laws. Factory wages are as low as 5p an hour. A factory employee working 60 hours a week could earn just £3.

The Burmese democracy movement has asked that firms stop sourcing clothes from Burma and thus stop funding the dictatorship, the USA banned imports of clothing from Burma in 2003. To ask Fran Cotton and his company "Cotton Traders" to do the same click HERE.

Thank you.

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