Slave labor is in the supply chains of the items we purchase. In order to end slavery right now, we must start prioritizing where we spend our money. Shop with businesses that are transparent, examine their supply chains and buy fair trade or locally-sourced products.
Ways to Buy Slave-Free Products:
We've reviewed dozens of companies and certification processes, so that we better understand which brands and product lines are slave-free. Download our free guide to learn which coffee, chocolate, home goods and other brands are okay to purchase.
It's intimidating, but checking out which products you use are connected to slave labor is eye-opening!
Products labeled "fair trade" are produced in an ethical manner, which include fair labor conditions, fair prices, community development and environmental sustainability. See our list of featured fair trade products and companies here.
Our consumerism drives a lot of the economic motivation behind slavery. We want cheap goods, so businesses secure free, slave labor to cut labor costs. Unless we begin shopping differently, nothing will ever change. Make a positive impact and be part of the change by shifting your consumer habits.
Big businesses are afraid of exploring their supply chains for fear that they'll discover something that will get picked up in the media. Begin following companies that are taking the plunge and moving towards slavery-free operations. Check out the Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking to see some of these innovative businesses.
Make your voice heard; send a letter to the companies that make your favorite brands, and ask them to take action to end slavery. Chain Store Reaction and Made In A Free World make it easy to tell companies that we want to abolish slavery in our supply chains.
Empowerment is the final stage of restoration for human trafficking survivors. Survivor-made goods like those by Relevée, To The Market, Freeset Global, and Shop for Freedom support survivor employment, create a market for their goods and encourage real and lasting freedom.