We trace the materials that go into our products to address various supply chain issues and risks. Here’s a snapshot:
VF is one of the world's largest cotton users. Where and how this cotton is grown is of the utmost concern for us. For example, cotton grown in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan may contribute to the practice of forced and/or child labor. Cotton grown in Syria may be used to fund militant groups. VF’s Cotton Sourcing Policy prohibits suppliers from using cotton grown in these three countries. We also closely monitor and trace cotton used in our products manufactured in Turkey, China and Bangladesh, as these countries are the main destinations for cotton grown in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Syria.