H&M and Next stop cooperation with Turkish factories employing Syrian refugee children

TOLGA BOZOGLU

H&M and Next were the only retailers that admitted to identifying child labour in supplier factories in Turkey

The head of the Istanbul Readymade Clothing and Confection Exporters’ Association (İHKİB) has denied the H&M and Next reports saying there is no child labor in the Turkish industry


The fact that refugee children are the most vulnerable in the current crisis was proved once again, as clothing giants H&M and Next admitted that they have found Syrian refugee children working in collaborated Turkish factories.

British daily, The Independent, reported that the two companies were the only that admitted to identifying child labor in supplier factories in Turkey, but the words on the street suggest that many other companies are involved child labor cases in Turkey.

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