ANTI-SLAVERY
SOCIETY

FIGHTING SLAVERY TODAY

Goods made by
child labor

A whole range of goods produced by child laborers are sold in the West: cheap skirts, shirts, the hand-knotted carpets so popular here, toys (which they will never play with), bangles, brassware, locks, glass and embroidery products, polystyrene cups, matches and textiles.

The Society publishes a Consumer Alert listing products made by child labor and is working with a number of reputable retailers and importers on the problem.

The Society’s aim is to stir our conscience by pointing out that some of the products which we purchase are made by these child laborers.  Child labor is not just a problem for the people of distant countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.  It is also a problem for us, because by using products made by children we are the unwitting beneficiaries of child labor.

As long as we do not care whether or not the products which we purchase are made by child labor, governments will continue to avert their eyes from the plight of these children.  

Links to other pages dealing with consumer awareness:

Current campaigns

Consumer awareness

Goods made by child labor

Chocolates

Diamonds

Carpets made by child labor

Rugmark

Ethical investment

Get involved!

Fair trade

Society's overseas programs in Africa and Asia


 the content of external internet sites. 

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CHILD
LABOR

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