Update: Peter Millar Agrees to Stop Sourcing from Lu Thai Subsidiary
|To:||WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges|
|Date:||January 6, 2021|
|Re:||Update: Peter Millar Agrees to Stop Sourcing from Lu Thai Subsidiary|
We informed affiliate universities, shortly before the holiday, that licensee Peter Millar was sourcing collegiate goods from a subsidiary of Lu Thai Textile, one of the Chinese firms implicated in forced labor in the Uyghur Region. While the WRC has not identified forced labor at the specific Lu Thai facility being used by Peter Millar, the WRC’s guidance is that licensees not source collegiate goods from any Lu Thai factory, given the risks inherent in doing business with a firm implicated in Uyghur forced labor.
Peter Millar has now informed the WRC that it is ending its relationship with the factory in question and that it will not source collegiate goods from any factory owned by Lu Thai. We appreciate Peter Millar’s commitment, and we will be monitoring to confirm that the licensee follows through on this. We also appreciate the efforts of the university licensing agents, CLC and Exemplar, in engaging with Peter Millar concerning this matter.
We will continue to update you on licensees’ implementation of the WRC’s guidance on forced labor in the Uyghur Region.
Happy New Year.