Zara owner Inditex to stop sourcing from Myanmar

(Source: Reuters/Borja Suarez)

Zara owner Inditex is in the process of stopping sourcing from Myanmar, the company told Reuters on Thursday, as a result of a campaign by global workers’ union IndustriALL to convince companies to divest from the country.

“Inditex is in the process of a phased and responsible exit from Myanmar, following IndustriALL’s call,” a company spokesperson wrote in an email. “As a result, we continue to reduce the number of active manufacturers in the country.”

Myanmar, a major producer of garments for Western brands and retailers, has been run by a military junta since a February 2021 coup.

  • Reporting by Helen Reid; editing by Jason Neely, of Reuters.

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