Fierce Government Relations has picked up German luxury fashion brand Hugo Boss for DC work on international sourcing and supply chain matters.
Hugo Boss is among companies targeted by activists for the use of cotton imported from China’s Xinjiang region.
The US has charged China with carrying out a policy of genocide against Xinjiang’s Uyghur Muslims.
Hugo Boss says it does not purchase “any goods originating in the Xinjiang region from direct suppliers."
It has posted California’s supply chain disclosure agreement on its website that “requires every direct supplier to sign and acknowledge the Hugo Boss social standards which include provisions on the prohibition of trafficking and slavery.”
Fierce has an eight-member team repping Hugo Boss that includes special assistants to president George W. Bush (Kirk Blalock and Kirsten Chadwick), legislative director to Sen. Lindsey Graham (Aleix Jarvis), and chief of staff to Sen. Mitch McConnell (Billy Piper).