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Shop Smart

“Put your money where your mouth is” and make sure the things you purchase are manufactured in a “slave free” manner. Most good, human loving people will be surprised to know that they own stuff that was produced by slaves. Choose to buy fairly traded products to ensure that your money fuels ethical markets and production.

Consumers and businesses can unite to fix this problem. The resources listed below provide ways for you to take action to shop smart and fair.

 

Fair Trade

Fair TradeForced labor is one of the most common forms of human trafficking. By choosing fair trade products when you shop, you know your money isn’t going to support slavery. The fair trade label promises that what you are buying provides farmers and producers with competitive pricing, improved terms of trade, and social premiums for community investment. Fair trade is a powerful combatant against poverty, which is a contributor to human trafficking.

Learn more about fair trade at Fair Trade USA and Fairtrade International.

What products are fairly traded? Over 11,000 products carry fair trade labels – including chocolate, coffee, bananas, sugar, and sporting goods. Learn more about fair trade products.

Act now: use the Fair Trade Finder App to find fair trade products and stores wherever you are.

Chain Store Reaction

Chain Store ReactionChain Store Reaction connects consumers with companies. As consumers we are the last link the supply chain. We need to work with companies to implement change. Together, we are building demand in the marketplace for SlaveFREE standards in products we use everyday. Companies need to hear how much consumers care about forced labor in supply chains.

One Letter = 1000 Consumer Voices. It only takes 20 seconds.

  1. Pick a company by clicking on their logo.
  2. Sign your name to the pre-drafted letter.
  3. Click Send Letter.
  4. Pick another company and repeat.

We are asking everyone to send a letter to at least 10 different companies (2 minutes). Together we can fix this and change the lives of millions of people.

Blood Phone

The metals in your phone, computer, and camera have a solid chance of originating from a little country in Africa called the Democratic Republic of Congo. Several mines in this country are controlled by militias who use violence, rape, and forced labor to fund their war. It’s the deadliest conflict since WWII.

Nobody wants that kind of blood on their hands. Or in their phones. The Blood Phones campaign lets the makers of our phones know that we care about this and demands they take an active stance on this tragedy. Posting your phone sends a message to the companies we use, to trace their components.

Type in your info and phone manufacturer. Now everyone can hear your call.

Demand the Brand

There’s a good chance you own products made by slaves. Unfortunately there’s no real way to tell if the products we buy are made without slavery. Organic has its brand. Green has its brand. We need a SlaveFREE brand!

The best way to demand this brand is to use what we already own as leverage.

  1. Take a picture of YOURSELF with some of the stuff you own
  2. Place the SlaveFREE logo onto your image
  3. Post to our SlaveFREE Impact Map
  4. One picture = $1000 of consumer sales

Your photo is proof that consumers are demanding a SlaveFREE brand. A picture is worth a thousand words.

Products of Slavery

ProductsOfSlavery.org is an interactive tool showing where slavery is used to create the materials in the products we use every day. From food to clothing to sporting goods, know what’s in the products you buy and where it comes from.

Free 2 Work

Free 2 Work LogoLearn how your favorite brands relate to trafficking and other labor abuses. Free2Work provides consumers with information on forced and child labor for the brands and products they love.

Slavery Footprint

Slavery Footprint LogoTake a few minutes on Slavery Footprint’s survey to calculate “how many slaves work for you” based on your everyday living habits. Learn facts that demonstrate just how deeply the roots of modern day slavery creep into unexpected places.

Then download the Made in a Free World App and use it to check in at your favorite stores and encourage them to consider the stories behind what goes into their products.