Fashion Week protestors address Uyghur plight

During the New York Fashion Week, Uyghur rights and human rights groups staged a catwalk demonstration to bring awareness to Uyghur Forced Fashion. Uyghur forced labor taints 1-in-5 pieces of cotton clothing sold worldwide. Photo: Mehmet Imin's Facebook

Chris Remington
Published: 14 September 2020

NEW YORK – On the opening night of New York Fashion Week, Uyghur rights and advocacy groups staged demonstrations, highlighting the industry’s accountability in the ongoing plight of Uyghur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region, where it’s believed upwards of 1.8 million people are being used as forced labour.

With similar scenes expected at Paris and London’s respective Fashion Weeks, campaigners hope to draw more eyes to the issue, and have urged people to sign a petition calling on the release of these people.

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