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Patagonia Cuts Ties with Xinjiang Amid Reports of Human-Rights Abuses

Posted by Luke Simms

on 31 July 2020

Outdoor apparel maker Patagonia says it will no longer source materials from the embattled Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.
CREDIT: Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa USA via AP Images

Patagonia says it will no longer source materials from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China amid mounting concerns about human-rights abuses that some have likened to cultural genocide. The news arrived shortly after a coalition of more than 180 human-rights groups urged brands and retailers to sever ties with suppliers in the northwestern territory,…

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