TTP Investigation: Apple’s Employee Uniforms Tied to Forced Labor in Xinjiang

Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report revealing that many of the uniforms worn by Apple retail workers are sourced from, Esquel Group, a company that was sanctioned in July 2020 by the U.S. government for its involvement in forced labor and other human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang province. This finding comes in light of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s recent statement at a July 29th Congressional hearing that “[Apple] wouldn’t tolerate [forced labor],” and would “terminate a relationship [with a supplier] if it were found.”