H&M confirms plans to ‘phase out’ operations in Myanmar

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Fashion giant H&M has confirmed plans to “phase out” its operations in Myanmar following reports of labour abuse in its garment factories.

The Swedish retailer told Reuters that it has made the decision to “gradually stop sourcing” from Myanmar as labour abuse accusations in the country are on the rise.

This comes after reports earlier this week that H&M is investigating 20 alleged instances of abuse at its Myanmar-based factories.

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