January 22nd is unofficially National Hot Sauce Day in the US. Celebrate by purchasing hot sauce made with ethically sourced ingredients!
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Many hot sauces, chutneys, and other condiments are made from ingredients grown and harvested using enslaved labor. However, some companies are entering the market with fair trade alternatives. Black Mamba, which was started by a husband and wife team in the southern African country of Swaziland, uses organically grown and ethically sourced chilis and herbs. Even better, the company tends to employ gogos, women supporting grandchildren who have been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In this way Black Mamba plays a role in preventing human trafficking by employing people who might fall prey to traffickers due to financial need.
Meanwhile, on this side of the pond, Peppermaster has embraced both the fair trade and slow food movements. This Canadian company, also run by a husband and wife, ethically sources as many ingredients as possible from local farms and companies. They also have an amazing recipe hub!
To order from Peppermaster, click here. To order from Black Mamba, click the button above. If you're not a fan of spicy food, that's ok! Both companies sell products for people with more sensitive taste buds.
Attention vegans and those who need to buy gluten free: Silly Chilly out of NYC has you covered!
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Forms of Slavery:
Forced Labor, Bonded Labor, Child Labor
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