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Badger Sportswear apparel traced to Uyghur internment camps

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Licensed apparel from Badger Sportswear has been traced to Uyghur concentration camps in the western Chinese province of Xinjiang. This goes well-beyond a mere "sweatshop"--for those unfamiliar, China has allegedly forcibly interned over 1 million ethnic Uyghurs simply because of their religious beliefs. To avoid running afoul of the guidelines of this board, be clear that I'm not advocating any sort of boycott, but I'm putting this out there so that people on this board can make their own decisions. If this post should be in a different location, please move it, but I beg the mods not to remove it because I think awareness of this issue is important. I'm sure this won't be the last US company to have been found selling products made by interned Uyghurs.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/us-sportswear-traced-to-factory-in-chinas-internment-camps/2018/12/17/2ecf5b5a-0228-11e9-958c-0a601226ff6b_story.html

 

For those not aware of the issue, here's a backgrounder:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/China_hidden_camps

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Lol I’m not even going to try and hop that paywall. 

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19 hours ago, Mingjai said:

Licensed apparel from Badger Sportswear has been traced to Uyghur concentration camps in the western Chinese province of Xinjiang. This goes well-beyond a mere "sweatshop"--for those unfamiliar, China has allegedly forcibly interned over 1 million ethnic Uyghurs simply because of their religious beliefs. To avoid running afoul of the guidelines of this board, be clear that I'm not advocating any sort of boycott, but I'm putting this out there so that people on this board can make their own decisions. If this post should be in a different location, please move it, but I beg the mods not to remove it because I think awareness of this issue is important. I'm sure this won't be the last US company to have been found selling products made by interned Uyghurs.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/us-sportswear-traced-to-factory-in-chinas-internment-camps/2018/12/17/2ecf5b5a-0228-11e9-958c-0a601226ff6b_story.html

 

For those not aware of the issue, here's a backgrounder:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/China_hidden_camps

Ugh, I just got Badger jerseys for the youth basketball league I run. This is awful.

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2 hours ago, Derek said:

Ugh, I just got Badger jerseys for the youth basketball league I run. This is awful.

 

You might check with Badger themselves--it's sounds like they're being very active on this issue.

 

Here's Badger's official response:

 

 

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