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Fair Trade Fund launches www.slaveryfootprint.org

Once you find out that many of the products you use in your daily life have possibly been made by slave labor, what do you do?  Often people become paralyzed by the lack of information available, frustrated and overwhelmed by how few slave-free choices they have, and then they go back to their usual ways of buying things.  The anti-trafficking community has been working on ways of combating that problem, from advocating for laws that require companies to disclose their supply chains to the public, to helping consumers ask questions about where products come from. Check out the NY Times article here about this latest resource, and go to www.slaveryfootprint.org to find out how many slaves have been supporting your life and what you can do to change that.  [Note: since the launch of the site last week they’ve received so much traffic that their servers have been overloaded!]

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