Mariah was previously the Program Manager of End Slavery Now. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati's DAAP program with a degree in Digital Design.
90% of companies shipping shrimp to the U.S. use some type of bonded or forced labor to produce it. 
There are up to 200,000 children who are forced to be soldiers in the world today.
Traffickers make $150 billion in profits a year. 
Chattel slavery didn’t end until 1981. Mauritania was the last country to outlaw it. 
According to the UN 46% of victims worldwide know their trafficker. 
The average cost of a slave today is $90. Compare that to 1809 when average the price was $40,000. 
400,000 men and boys are being sexually exploited globally.
10% of those in forced labor are in state-imposed forms of forced labor (prisons or work imposed by the state military or armed forces). 
Almost half of the world’s slaves are found in India.
While looking up these facts, I found out that 35 slaves work for me. How many work for you? http://slaveryfootprint.org/
Across the United States, prison inmates have planned strikes against state-imposed forced labor.
Spring is the time for flowers, whether for weddings, graduations, Mother's Day or May Day. When purchasing these beautiful day-brighteners, be sure they are fair trade.