Recently, the Chinese fast-fashion retail giant received very serious accusations: it may have used banned substances.
In recent years, the sale of so-called “fast fashion” online has increased significantly, thanks to the extremely low prices charged by the Chinese company Shein. The latter was founded in 2008 by Chris Xu in Nanjing, A city in eastern China. However, the brand’s commercial explosion began in 2020, especially during the Covid period. It is no coincidence that the Chinese company was able to achieve good revenues that year 10 billion euros, Selling its products online to more than 100 countries around the world.
And not only that: in 2020, it became the world’s first fashion company in terms of online sales, while in 2021 the company’s value increased from 15 to 30 billion dollars. Unfortunately, in recent years there has been no shortage of criticism and accusations towards its products.
Accusations about Sheen’s products
The famous Nanjing company’s brand could be banned in the United States, due to some very serious accusations about its products. Most notably, the US Congressman who made it possible to implement the law banning Chinese products from the Xinjiang region, asked the Department of Homeland Security to implement it. Investigate Shane’s clothes. More specifically, the accusations relate to the forced labor the Chinese giant allegedly used in its production. Obviously, if all this is confirmed, Shein will enter the list of counterfeiters, and therefore its products will be banned in the United States.
However, Virginia State Representative Jennifer Wexton, a Democrat, asked the safety department to do so Investigate the fast fashion giantHe said he consulted Bloomberg tests for Sheen’s clothes. In particular, the multinational media company, Bloomberg, discovered that the cotton used by the Nanjing company comes from the Xinjiang region. In fact, US law prohibits the import of products made in that Chinese region.
However, the pioneers of the “Sheen” brand denied the use of forced labor, but at the same time confirmed that 2% of the cotton comes from that region. Naturally, the United States is not satisfied, because it considers the Xinjiang region Human rights violations continue Due to the use of forced labour. Therefore, Virginia State Representative Jennifer Wexton said that if these allegations are confirmed, China should be banned from exporting SHEIN products to the United States.
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