New Tool Calculates How Many Slaves Helped To Make Your Stuff

Forced labor may be illegal in the United States, but the practice is alive and flourishing in many nations across the world (including our own), and has a hand in creating a lot of your shiny, new things, like phones, sweaters, boots, coffee, and lipstick. In fact, unless you're Robinson Crusoe, most everything you own has been produced using slave labor in one form or another, whether its via the minerals mined for your eyeshadow or the cotton picked for your new jeans. Check out what your own Slavery Footprint is, and find out what steps you can take to encourage your — and our — favorite brands to cease using slave labor. (Fast Company via eCouterre)
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