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The Chinese subsidiary of Hugo Boss appears to have gone against the German fashion brand’s corporate position on buying from Xinjiang, saying on Thursday it would continue to purchase cotton from the region.
“We have always respected the one-China principle and resolutely defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the unit said in Chinese on Weibo, the country’s Twitter-like platform.
“Xinjiang long cotton is one of the best in the world, we believe quality raw materials would show its value. We will continue to buy and support Xinjiang cotton.” The post, however, seems to contradict a statement on Hugo Boss’s main website, which says the company does not buy any goods directly from Xinjiang.
A member of the communications team at its Metzingen headquarters was unable to explain the discrepancy.