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Uniqlo says no forced Xinjiang labor used in making its products

Fast Retailing reports 67% rise in third-quarter net profit

Earlier this month, it was found that French prosecutors are investigating Fast Retailing and other global apparel makers suspected of concealing crimes against humanity in China's Xinjiang region. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing on Thursday stressed that the company does not use any materials linked to human rights violations in the supply chain amid rising concerns over forced labor in China's Xinjiang region.

Chief Financial Officer Takeshi Okazaki spoke to the media after the apparel maker posted a net profit of 151 billion yen ($1.38 billion) for the first nine months of this fiscal year, up 67% from a year ago.

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