“Amid rising tensions and the approaching Beijing Olympics, the US banned Xinjiang cotton last year. But Hugo Boss still took shipments from Esquel, which gins cotton in Xinjiang.” Yes, Hugo Boss was an early and enthusiastic supporter of the Nazis, providing the fashion ensembles donned by the SS and the Hitler Youth (often manufactured by prisoners of war). So one might write off this particular connection. But it’s not just Hugo Boss. Other companies are doing business in a region where the crimes against humanity have been labeled as a genocide by the US government. The perpetrators are just about to host the Winter Olympics. It’s not a good look. Buzzfeed: Big brands are still working with this clothing company closely tied to Xinjiang, where forced labor is rampant.