Even after most countries banned slavery over 150 years ago, and despite
significant recent progress in protecting human rights, in the laws and
systems set up to provide greater scrutiny, the reality is that people all
around the world remain vulnerable to modern slavery and human
Defined by Anti-Slavery International as “exploitative labour that
places one person in the control of another” – modern slavery takes
many forms and thrives on every continent - in almost every country -
and because of its complexity, is still prevalent in the fashion
industry and other labour-intensive industries today.
Hobbs is committed to respecting, protecting and advocating for the
human rights of everyone involved in the operations of our business.
As such we accept that it is our responsibility to support
transparency and integrity, to be proactive in resolving problems and
to collaborate with others to protect the human and labour rights of
We firmly believe the work we do reflects our commitment to providing
our employees and our supply chain’s stakeholders with dignified work,
putting human rights and labour standards at the centre of our
Introduced in 2015, the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) is designed
to prevent modern forms of slavery and protect victims. As required by
section 54 of the MSA, Hobbs – under its parent company – produces an
annual transparency statement that provides detailed steps of the
actions we have taken to identify and ensure modern slavery is not
taking place in our own business operations and supply chains.
This statement sets out the steps that Hobbs is taking to ensure that
modern slavery and human trafficking are not present in our business
operations and supply chains. It covers the financial year ending 31
March 2021 and has been published in accordance with the Modern
Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”).
Read our full statement
TFG STATEMENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN XINJIANG
As part of TFG London’s approach to responsible sourcing and ethical
trade, we are committed to preventing the use of forced labour in our
TFG London takes seriously reports of human rights abuses being
perpetrated against Uyghurs and other Tukic-and Muslim-majority people
in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and other parts of China, which
has been highlighted by the Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour.
TFG London has signed the End Uyghur Force Labour call to action and
is committed to taking all steps laid out within, in line with our
responsibilities under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human
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