The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) filed a criminal complaint in Germany against five major retailers Monday.
The ECCHR said the complaint is the result of an open-source investigation based on information that the five companies had listed "publicly and voluntarily" identifying their suppliers in Xinjiang
The Aldi Group said the rights group's claims were directed at the supplier Turpan Jinpin Knitting. The company said it had stopped purchasing items from this manufacturer at the end of 2019.
C&A denied purchasing garments from any Xinjiang-based suppliers and said it had not sourced yarn or fabric from there.
Hugo Boss likewise rejected the allegations and said its "values and standards were adhered to in the production of our goods and that there are no violations of the law."
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