–If you’d like me to borrow your clothes to spread awareness against human trafficking and promote modesty, please E-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shortly after the visit I had with Rachel, she asked me how to find out more about learning where products come from and if they are of slave labor or not. One really great site where you can find out more about consumerism slavery is at ProductsOfSlavery. For instance, In their map you can click on a country like Argentina, China, Jordan, Malaysia, India, or Thailand and you can see that there are loads of issues in those countries regarding Garments that are created by children. On the side there is information and PDF files you can read on that type of slavery.
For instance, I boycotted Victoria’s Secret back four years ago because the people who create their underwear and clothing are in Jordan, and the conditions were found out, but no action was ever taken. The women and children who create these garments for VS work 15 hours a day without making enough money to survive for the hard labor they endure. If they don’t make a certain amount in a certain amount of time, the people are beaten. This is slavery. Many people have tried to contact the company and have sent letters (including me) for years trying to find out what actions they will take to give their workers better pay & working conditions considering how rich they are! A place you can go to in order to send these letters out is here (directly taking you to VS’ letter). Every year many products are reviewed and are given grades for if they are free/fair-trade or not. Victoria’s Secret continues to ignore inquiries about their products. There are many other companies that are gigantic who do this to people in our world. This Victoria here (me) is very sad about this (and I won’t keep that a secret).