H&M, owner of Zara sticks to ‘Made In Myanmar’ after coup, but some brands back out

SINGAPORE—Western retailers are increasingly divided over whether to buy clothes made in Myanmar, a country that had become one of the world’s fastest growing garment exporters before the military took over. staged a coup last year.

European retailer Primark, which bought clothes such as raincoats and parkas from 25 factories in Myanmar, said last month it would pull out, citing difficulties in ensuring the safety and rights of workers who make the clothes . Its decision follows the departure of other European brands, including Aldi South Group, C&A and Tesco APIs.


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