Mitch Ellmauer, Intern, International Labor Rights Forum
This week, children's clothing company Carter’s (which also owns Osh Kosh B'Gosh) released a statement condemning the Government of Uzbekistan's use of forced child labor to produce the nation's cotton and promised to “take steps… to ensure compliance” to child and forced labor prohibitions among its suppliers.
Carter’s sudden change in policy comes just two weeks after ILRF launched a petition on Change.org. The petition received over 700 signatures within the first week and the petition’s hundreds of signatures made Carter’s take notice. Thanks to everyone who took action! Now it's time to spring into action once again.