CONSCIOUS CONSUMER 101

REVIEW

Conscious Consumer 101 Review

AWARENESS

READ:

1) Your Purchase is Your Advocacy

2) Human Trafficking in Context: Coffee Production

3) Bitter Brew: The Stirring Reality of Coffee

4) The Source: The Human Cost Hidden Within a Cup of Coffee

5)  Child Labor and Slavery in the Chocolate Industry

6) Slave Free Chocolate

7) Cocoa’s Child Laborers

8) Ethical Fashion & Human Trafficking

9) Trafficking in Fashion

10) Did a slave make your sneakers? Probably.

WATCH:

Black Gold

The Dark Side of Chocolate

True Cost

TERMS:

Ethical Sourcing: Ethical sourcing is the process of ensuring the products being sourced are obtained in a responsible and sustainable way, that the workers involved in making them are safe and treated fairly and that environmental and social impacts are taken into consideration during the sourcing process.

Fair Trade: Fair trade is an arrangement designed to help producers in developing countries achieve good trading. Members of the fair trade movement add the payment of higher prices to exporters, as well as improved social and environmental standards.

Forced Labor: Forced labor can be understood as work that is performed involuntarily and under the menace of any penalty. It refers to situations in which persons are coerced to work through the use of violence or intimidation, or by more subtle means such as manipulated debt, retention of identity papers or threats of denunciation to immigration authorities.

Direct Trade: Direct trade is a form of sourcing practiced by certain coffee roasters, chocolate makers, tea sellers, and more who build direct relationships with the farmers and processors who sell their products.

Labor Trafficking: Labor trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which individuals perform labor or services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Labor trafficking includes situations of debt bondage, forced labor, and involuntary child labor.

Sweatshop: a factory or workshop, especially in the clothing industry, where manual workers are employed at very low wages for long hours and under poor conditions.

 

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