In a thought leadership piece published in Sourcing Journal, U.S. Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) President Julia Hughes and American Apparel and Footwear Association President (AAFA) Nate Herman addressed the assurances the fashion industry still needs to end the cotton boycott in Uzbekistan. Since 2007, 300 companies from North America and Europe have signed onto the Uzbek Cotton Pledge committing to not knowingly source cotton from Uzbekistan until forced labor has been eliminated. 

Read the full piece in Sourcing Journal here.