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If you knew....would you still buy it?

I wouldn't. If I knew that the product I was buying, involved child labour at any point in the supply chain...I would not buy it.

The problem is that we don't.That transparency is not there and it's allowing brands (knowingly or unknowingly) get away with or turn a blind eye to this. 

Because children are cheaper and less vocal than adults, they are used to keep costs down. Consequently, there is higher unemployment and lower wages for adults. Moreover, these kids don't get the chance to go to school, and stay in low paid jobs; contributing to a vicious poverty cycle.

As consumers, it's becoming more and more important for us to have transparency in the supply chains of brands we love. Empty news headlines no longer convince us.

Brands must provide proof that their products are made in compliant facilities. This proof can be based on third-party audits and reports, like Workplace Condition Assessment (WCA) and other available options, that ensure workplaces are in accordance with widely accepted industry standards and best practices related to Labour, Wages, Health, Safety and Environment.

Let's ask for more transparency, demand proof, and support the brands who provide it.

Since child labour is cheap and “cost-effective” — many employers may exploit these changes to hire children as they have lower bargaining power and are mostly unable to press for their rights


child labor, transparency, supplychain, third party assurance, supply chain assurance, ethical sourcing