Fashion brands reconsider sourcing from Myanmar

28 August 2019
Fashion brands reconsider sourcing from Myanmar
A view of the Multinational fashion brand Esprit store logo. Photo: EPA

Apparel brand Esprit has gone on record to say that it will no longer source from a garment manufacturing facility believed to be linked to Myanmar’s military, reported.

The move comes after a recent report from the U.N. Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar uncovered that revenues from the military’s affiliated businesses have been used to support military operations in the country.

As a result of the report, fashion brands, including Esprit, H&M and Bestseller, have made vocal their intentions to re-evaluate where they’re sourcing from, the report said.