Danish fashion giant Bestseller has responded to a report that implicated its brand Jack & Jones for the use of factories that are linked to forced labour. The brand refuted allegations of having any dealings with one company with which its name was linked and that another has well-established ethical and diversity practices.
A report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute had said the brand and 82 other fashion labels were possibly profiting from forced labor, as Jack & Jones works with two Chinese suppliers, Youngor and Esquel.
But Jack & Jones and Bestseller do not have a cooperation with Youngor. However, [the label’ does have a strong and close cooperation with Esquel, which is one of the largest textile suppliers in the world and who are known for their focus on sustainability and strong business ethics.