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Wexton Statement on Reports of Shein Filing for U.S. IPO

Washington, DC – Today, in response to reports that Shein, the fast-fashion company founded in China, has filed to go public in the U.S., Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) issued the following statement:

“If the fast-fashion giant Shein wants to go public in the U.S., they should have to prove to American consumers that their products are not sourced from forced labor. The Chinese government’s extensive forced labor regime, which has stripped the rights and freedoms of over a hundred thousand Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, has infected global supply chains including the clothes that millions of Americans purchase from Shein.

“I’ve led the effort in Congress to press for greater scrutiny of Shein’s labor practices by requiring independent verification that their products are not tainted by forced labor as they have prepared to go public. As Congress builds on our bipartisan work to crack down on Uyghur forced labor in China, we must take action to hold Shein accountable.

“Americans’ money must not help prop up the brutal oppression of Uyghurs, and products made from forced labor have no place in the American marketplace. I look forward to continuing this critical work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle.”