H&M Bans India Spinning Mill After Report of Child Labor
Hennes & Mauritz AB will blacklist a spinning mill in southern India after a report claimed five manufacturers there use child labor and subjected workers, mostly women and girls, to "appalling" working conditions. H&M will ban suppliers from using products made by Tamil Nadu-based Super Spinning Mills Ltd., the Stockholm-based company said on Tuesday. A Bangladeshi supplier has used yarn produced at the mill, though H&M doesn't have a direct business agreement, Spokeswoman Lena Enocson Almroth said in an email. Super was "unwilling to cooperate with H&M in a transparent way."