Badger Sport has suspended orders at one of its Chinese suppliers following media reports that garments were being made with forced labor from people detained in Xinjiang's internment camps. Badger, based in Statesville, North Carolina, provides sports apparel to wholesalers and sports teams across the U.S. An investigative report by the Associated Press tracked recent and ongoing shipments from Hetian Taida Apparel to Badger. Hetian Taida Apparel, a privately owned firm, said it is not affiliated with the internment camps, but its workforce includes detainees, the report explains. Badger's chief executive, John Anton, said that the company would suspend product orders from Hetian Taida and its affiliates while an investigation is underway. Importing products made with forced labor is against U.S. law.

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