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Wal-Mart stops selling Egyptian cotton sheets made by India's Welspun

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Reuters
Published
Sep 10, 2016

Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Friday said it will stop selling Egyptian cotton sheets made by Welspun India after the Indian manufacturer was unable to assure them the products were authentic.


Walmart is the latest U.S. retailer to severe ties with Indian textile manufacturer Welspun. - Welspun India



Last month, U.S. retailer Target Corp severed ties with Welspun after accusing them of passing off cheap sheets as premium Egyptian cotton for two years.

"Welspun has not been able to assure us the products are 100 percent Egyptian cotton, which is unacceptable," Wal-Mart said in a statement. The company will pull the products from its stores and website.

Wal-Mart said it will not cut ties with Welspun but will work with them to implement strong controls and better label the products. The retailer will offer customers, who purchased the products, a full refund.

Egyptian cotton is prized because the length of the cotton fibers are longer, resulting in a finer, lighter more durable fabric and longer-lasting, higher-end clothing.

 

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